I am from Portland Ore. which I love . But the winter weather drives me crazy. I was fortunate enough to have made some money over the years renovating and selling old homes,and so now only have to work in the summer,if I travel frugally in the winter. Though that travel has been mostly in SE Asia lately,it has also included Southern Africa,China,and most of Latin America. Obviously my main passion in my free time is travel. When home , I like having my friends over for dinner parties,especially since I eat out for months at a time when I'm gone. My intllectual interests are largely in history,and politics. My degree is in political science.I do not have children,but love the company of my many nephews and nieces.