We're a happily married couple (44 years) from Portland, Oregon. Retired several years. Here are some things we cannot live without: laughter, music (we love classical and jazz), good dark French roast coffee, the New York Times newspaper daily, our fabulous children and their children, our friends and neighbors. We play bocce in two leagues. In the winter Steve curl and serves on the Board of Directors of the Curling Club. Frosti drives an old Jaguar. Steve rides motorcycles. We read books. We are not big consumers if you don't count Frosti's clothing, shoe and handbag shopping. We are convivial and thoughtful. We are flexible and usually have a Plan B. Both of us are fascinated by other cultures and cuisines.