My wife & I live in Santa Maria, California. I am a retired senior deputy public defender (barrister) for Santa Barbara County. I still practice law on certain appointed cases My wife is an elementary school teacher here in Santa Maria. Our daughter, son-in-law and 9 month old grandson live in Sydney, Australia. We have family and friends who live in Norway, the UK and France. I lived in Norway and France as a child and we love coming to Europe and spending time with our family and friends.