I am a very simple person: I desire little and I am content with my position in life. My church (Holy Russian Orthodox Church) family and friends form the foundation of my life. My wife and I have 5 children (from former marriages), one grandchild and two dogs: Abbey who was rescued and Jake who was a stray. I enjoy early morning walks, bike rides, traveling, reading, work of all sorts, "hanging out" with family and friends, and "lone time".
As a guest, I am very easy to please: all I need is a firm bed in a quiet room. I travel light.
With respect to life mottoes, there are two I try to observe: One is the Boy Scout Motto, "Be Prepared"; and the other is "Be kind; everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle".