I divide my time between western North Carolina and Oslo, Norway, where I was born.
A former U.S. Navy fighter pilot, I enjoyed a career as a biologist / environmental scientist in California before ditching the rat race and moving to NC.
I am active in music (singing, classical guitar, piano), teaching at the University of NC Asheville life-long learning center, tournament chess, traveling, reading, writing, and studying. (I just [Dec 2013] added a Master's in liberal arts from UNC to my science education.)
I look forward to the day when our elected representatives are responsive to their constituents, not to their party bosses and corporate donors. The key is getting private money out of our elections.
Enjoy my websites at www.blueridgejournal.com and www.outstandingpoems.com .
Renewing the American experiment in democracy, which has lost its way.
Peace on Earth.
Improving the human condition.
Our government is not there to rule, but to serve.
Politicians are not the elite, they are our hired help. The people are the elite.
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