I grew up in Los Angeles, but have lived elsewhere most of my adult life, in Wisconsin, Rhode Island, Colorado and here in Washington since 1998. A retired acupuncturist, I now work for a large hospital as a telecommuter. As an ethical vegan, I'm active in animal rights groups and environmental organizations. I have one son, who just married and lives in the area. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, reading, exercise, meditation, organic gardening, and spending time with friends and family.