I'm originally from south Lousiana (Cajun country), but relocated to the SF Bay Area for grad school and work long ago. Retired ex-Silicon Valley software guy, been living in Berkeley and Oakland for quite a while, because this area is much more interesting culturally.
I've owned several houses, so I appreciate what it takes to take care of a residence, and always take care of any place I stay as if it were my own. And, I tend to travel with people with the same philosophy.
I love traveling, both to urban and off-the-beaten-track destinations. Seeing how other people live, and history, helps me gain perspective on life.
My main avocations are dancing (many kinds), outdoor activities (running, cycling, ...), and music. I love exploring cities by bicycle.