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I'm a political animal born in Brooklyn on election day, November 3, 1925. Grew up on Long Island. Moved to Ithaca NY in 1957, then Palo Alto CA in 1961. Married the love of my life in 2005. She's Chinese-American and grew up in Beijing, where we're living temporarily. I've been an editor, a free-lance writer, a marketing manager. I enjoy travel. I'm an environmental activist (past president of Friends of the Coast) and rail transportation advocate. Living life fully engaged and aware matters to me. I've written a novel (unpublished) set during the 1877 Nez Perce flight for freedom. I believe the ancients knew more than we do about our place in nature, and that indigenous people retain of that wisdom. We need to learn from them. I believe that applying an industrial paradigm to organic life is a form of insanity. I'm horrified at the overthrow of America's Constitutional government by the corporate state, especially SCOTUS in Bush v. Gore and Citizens United, and worry far less about creeping socialism than about galloping fascism. I've marched with Doctor King, and we attended Obama's Inauguration and saw the wave of good will that's been lost in a tidal wave of racist hate. The spiritual matters to me, but I find it more in nature and in my love affair with my wife than in organized religion, though I believe there's at least a seed of truth in every path including the world religions and more especially tribal religions.