I am a compassionate and fun guy who tends to not take life's occasional knocks too seriously. I have been divorced for 10 years after being married for 20 years. I have lived in the south for 30 years, though I have lived on both coasts pursuing my education. I wear many hats. I'm a dad. My youngest son just recently started a doctoral program at Johns Hopkins . My oldest daughter works in Pheonix, AZ. That makes me a true empty nester with more time for myself. I'm a chef. I enjoy fine dining, grow my own herbs, and like to cook. I work out regularly and play serious tennis x3 a week. Autographs later, please. I play Beatles and Eagles on my guitar. Neither band has asked my to fill in yet, but I'm available. When I'm not busy doing these things, I have my own consulting practice that covers the better part of the south.