I'm from Austin, TX. I'm a retired Army Officer who now does development consulting for non-profits. I enjoy biking, hiking,and traveling. I'm an excellent cook and love to experiment with new foods.I'm almost a vegetarian, but I do eat fish so I guess I'm really a pescatarian.
Asked what five things I cannot live without and I am hard pressed to think about anything that I've liked and haven't been able to expunge from my life for a while. I like to experiment living a simple life, not necessarily monastic (sounds too religious) and not miserly (sounds too cheap), but truly simple. So I give a simple list of things I cannot live without: food, water, light, beauty of the outdoors, and the wonderful scents of flowers.
My motto is based on something I heard from a wonderful man years ago: "We are only caretakers of this earth." I really try to live into that statement.