I'm traveling about, London to visit friends (and to see Iron Man 3!), Slovakia the end of May, back to California for 10 days the end of July beginning of August... maybe a trip to Turkey and Israel in the middle? In any case, I've requested a work transfer to the Greater Los Angeles area and look to be visiting every few months for the foreseeable future. Currently live in northern Italy - sorry for any confusion. I've lived in a variety of places and traveled much of the world, met great people, experienced interesting cultures (and some terrific food as well), but there remains so much to see and do, and so much to be shared. Politically (only becomes increasingly this seems to be relevant) I identify as a moderate. What does that mean? When I was living in Kansas (briefly), they thought I was a crazy liberal, in Boston and California and Europe I'm seen as more right wing (but I'm not -)) If you self identify as left or right wing (without the moderate attached), we probably won't have a lot in common). What you see is what you get.