I struggle with descriptions. I'm guessing that if you're reading this one, though, you'd like to know that I usually come as part of a mismatched pair: my wife, Denise, is far and a way the lovelier half of our happy partnership. Together we travel a little, sail a little, row a little, cycle more, run a little more still, and walk a lot (or "hike," if you prefer a manlier verb). When at home in Southern California, we teach. When abroad in the world, we learn.