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About qigongbear
I am a retired American diplomat. Married for 47 years. My wife Mary (PhD in German and Linguistics) and I have two sons, six grandsons and two granddaughters. Our home is Highland Farms Retirement Community in Buncombe County (seat: Asheville), Black Mountain, North Carolina. See
http://www.highlandfarms.com 

My religion is Roman Catholic. My politics are Aristotelian moderate. 

In retirement I take and teach adult education courses. Typically, I immerse myself in one author for a year or two and then move on. In recent years these core authors have included G. K. Chesterton, Sinclair Lewis, Cardinal John Henry Newman, Graham Greene, Sir Walter Scott and James Fenimore Cooper (am still sailing along with Cooper). In September 2011 I am back into academic philosophy (Phenomenology), Saint Edith Stein and Rudyard Kipling. Typically I write four or five reviews of every book I read that seems worth reviewing.

Hobbies: tai chi, pilates, my recumbent tricycle, hiking, chess, bowling, bridge.  
Basic Info

Real Name
(Thomas) Patrick Killough

Birthday
August 17, 1935

Motto
“Semper Idem. "Always the Same."”

I'd like to share what I know about
Philosophy, American History, American History, Religion

I'd like to discover more about
Chinese Medicine, Healthy Eating

Member Since
Dec 10, 2009

Last Login
Dec 30, 2013 01:48 AM UTC

Education
Spring Hill College, Mobile; University of Vienna (Fulbright) '59
Greek and Philosophy

St John Berchman's '52

Work
U. S. Department of State
Diplomat (retired)

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