I am a negotiator in international conflict resolution for businesses and governments. I live in Portland Oregon part time for 30 years, part time I work in Europe. I speak nine languages, and I am a formally trained musician. I am writing a book about my field of work, I read a lot, I don't watch any TV. I love international travel, going to theater and music concerts around the world, talking with people, spending time in their kitchens and cooking. I eat salads for breakfast often. I listen or play music daily work all sorts of hours, enjoy my lavender garden, this Universe and the company of my forest cat Ptolomeo.