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About me

Gender Male
Location Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
Introduction Like many visitors to Costa Rica from the U.S. and Canada, I came for a vacation and loved Costa Rica so much we bought a condo to be able to stay and enjoy the beauty and diverse activities. We later bought a second condo so we could have a place right on the ocean. I have traveled to more than 30 countries and 49 U.S. states. My enthusiasm for travel dates back to my childhood, as my father was a U.S. Naval officer, so we traveled a lot. During my childhood and adult years, I have lived in the Washington D.C. area, Maine, California, Hawaii, Missouri, and Arizona. I have two grown sons. One is an entrepreneur in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and one is a QA Engineer for a technology/internet company in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Interests travel, photography, art, history, politics. (My wife and I collect art, especially Asian and Latin American art, e.g. Chinese ceramics, Tibetian religious objects, Oaxacan wood carvings, 1930's engravings from Mexico, Argentine, Peruvian, and Native American art.)
Favorite Movies Documentaries and historical epics, e.g. Lawrence of Arabia
Favorite Music Classical, Andean, blues, folk, classic rock, world music. (I have served on the Board of Directors of a major symphony orchestra for more than 15 years.)
Favorite Books The Stately Game, by former U.S. Chief of Protocol and Congressman James Symington (my former employer). I collect 19th and early 20th Century travel travel books.