Retired public high school Spanish language and social studies/psychogy teacher with MA in Organization Development. 3 years at University of Chicago, graduated Roosevelt U., then went west. Two adult children in their 40's, two grandsons (2 and 5), 40 year Tibetan Buddhist practitioner, favorite cuisine E. Asian with S. Asian close second. Good cook with specialties combining foregoing cuisines with Afro-American family heritage. Would like any of my dozen or so local friends to be able to visit -- all quiet, most near my age. No drugs, alcohol, etc., but excellent conversation. I'll mostly be looking for a quiet retreat form what promises to be fairly emotionally draining days.