Native of California, has worked as a university professor in the US and Brazil for more than 20 years. Married, with three daughters, dog, cat, and garden. Loves NPR and perspectives more to the left. Other than teaching and research, engaged in empowerment education among peasant militants. Very responsible with bills and careful not to break things. Has worked as a carpenter, house painter, electrician and likes to repair and build things now as a homeowners. Believes in the golden rule and in leaving things better than I found them. Don't have face book but can Google me (normal and scholar). Try Cliff Welch and Clifford Andrew Welch.