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About meI've been interested in history, geography, science, languages, and painting and drawing since I was a kid. After flunking a physics major, going to graduate school in history, and a year in Vietnam with the Army, I passed the Foreign Service exam and then served in Nigeria, Germany, China, Somalia, and Ethiopia, with equal stretches in Washington, D.C. I had studied German in college and got 88 weeks of Chinese training courtesy of the State Department. I still dabble in reading Chinese and pay attention to developments in U.S.-China relations. After retirement my late wife and I lived in Fairhope, Alabama (lovely artistic community) and then moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico, attracted by Pueblo art and culture. (She was part Chickasaw.) I stayed on in Santa Fe after her death and have been active in the local Council on International Relations (SFCIR) and Democratic political campaigns. I remarried over a year ago, to Susan Jay, a once and future artist whom I met at SFCIR. One of my sons is a French teacher in the D.C. area; he has a daughter. Another works in the the film and TV industry; he has a son. My daughter is a lawyer; she has three daughters. Susan has a son who is an actor. My heritage is Southern U.S. (I'm a fourth cousin five times removed of Robert E. Lee) but I've been a political liberal since I voted against Goldwater.


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