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Gender MALE
Occupation Retired diplomat
Location Washington, DC, United States
Introduction My previous half century or so has not exactly been marked by idleness or boredom: I’ve pursued an academic career in linguistics, Peace Corps service in West Africa, teaching English as a foreign language abroad in places as diverse as Japan and the Cape Verde Islands, and a cultural diplomatic career primarily in Central and Eastern Europe.  I even had time to get cancer and be on the road to recovery.  My decision to retire to Southwest France for a decade fulfilled my owner "Peter Mayle" dream. And then I returned to live in Washington, DC where my life is full of activity, people, a sense of discovery and personal fulfillment.