Born in Bogota, raised in Manilla, Mobile, and Atlanta. Cold war "veteran". BSc computer science '78. World's best chicken cooker and general outdoor chef. Runs with Bulls, backpacker, scuba diver, sun and fun enthusiast. Rarified intellectual. Married to the love of my life for 35 years, two daughters (one with a PhD from UNO) and one granddaughter. Bearded but clean-cut professional type. Voracious reader. As open minded as anyone you'll meet but don't suffer nonsense very well.