Retirement does not suit me and I now substitute teach in our local schools system. I spent twenty years in the military, twenty years in health care as a consultant and have taught in various colleges around the country. Both my wife and I are quite involved with our grandsons. Both of us are avid readers and have been all of our lives. Some hobbies we share, others we do not. I am a fanatical birder. I love golf, walks, biking and natural history study. My favorite books are biographical in nature and history. We have four dogs at the present time which are a big part of our lives. We have lived in many places over the years such as Turkey, Thailand, Missouri, Indiana, Virginia, Idaho, Texas, Florida, New Mexico, Mississippi and point between. Writing book reviews is one of my major hobbies and I do it simply because I enjoy it.