I'm a former senior diplomat with assignments in North America, Southeast Asia and South Asia. Married to Julie (in profile photo). Father of an aspiring, Brooklyn-based actor. Non-smoker. Love journeying by road; rail (classic train journeys like London to Venice by Orient Express); trail (the Appalachian, the Camino Santiago, Izu Peninsula, etc) and, occasionally, cruises (Nile, Danube). Enjoy hot-springs in cool mountain weather, from Southern Oregon to South Island (NZ) to Hokkaido. Movies: from art films to action flicks (Bourne & Bond). Food: from soba to dim sum, tapas to prime rib. And lots of green veggies. Good coffee and (website hidden): Wallander, Foyle's War. Books: ranging from theology to detective stories. Music: everything from Baroque to Beatles, to Matchbox 20. As a guest: I'm polite, friendly, considerate, prize cleanliness, tidiness, kindness and integrity in my host and a well-maintained, quieter place to sleep or laze in settings with lots of character. On long flights, it's usually Singapore Airlines Business Class or equivalent.