By some standards I am old, but by others I am young. I was born in Ontario, California in 1947. I grew up loving to rambunctiously ride my bicycle around the neighborhood, playing very sophisticated games of hide-and-seek, climbing our neighbors trees, and running barefooted most of the summer.
I have loved living in California (South & North), Puerto Rico, Montana, Michigan, and Washington.
Jane and I have been married since 1969. We have three daughters and two grandchildren. We also now have a Golden Retriever puppy named Poppy.
I love to travel, but have way more of the world to visit than I have time or money. Living in Port Townsend, Washington is an absolute treat. I love our quaint Victorian town and the many music, food, and art venues.
I am extremely passionate about fishing. I enjoy saltwater fishing for salmon and crab. However, fly-fishing for trout in fresh water is my greatest passion. In fact, I have been a fly-fishing guide for about 20 years in California and Washington.
By work, I am a clinical and consulting psychologist. I hold two masters and two doctorate degrees. In my busy practice, I have connected with hundreds of people who have an interesting relationship to aging. I have found that while many people hate and try to deny aging, others embrace it and truly thrive. Empty nesting, retirement, marital complexities, and end of life issues are all part of what I encounter most every day in my practice.
I just love how some people, who are headed in a negative direction with aging, end up turning their lives around and truly find meaning. Some of my aging heroes are those who purposefully and powerfully make the last quarter of their life the most positive of all.
By nature I am very curious about many things. As such, I am now curious about how you and others can age positively…whether you are in your 40’s, 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s…and beyond! I am fascinated why some people start another career upon retirement while others become bored and virtually quit living productive lives. I am interested in you and your thoughts.