I am drawn to Shepherd Village as an opportunity to participate in a community of like-minded people, to find an environment that encourages spiritual growth, physical activity, intellectual and cultural camaraderie and various passions for art, photography, travel, music.
Born in Rochester NY, I attended Catholic schools from grammar school through college. After graduation from college in 1962, I joined the Peace Corps and taught school on Samar, a rural island in the Philippine Islands. Returning to the US in 1965, I received a Master’s degree in 1966 and moved to Washington, DC where I worked for the Office of Personnel Management as an EEO Specialist and administrative law judge.
Kay and I have been married for 40 years and have two daughters – Eva 36 and Katie 34.
We enjoy travel, paddling (canoe/kayak) hiking and outdoor activities. Our latest foreign trip was a month-long outing to Tanzania in 2012 where we climbed Mt. Meru, photographed game on the Serengeti, enjoyed Zanzibar and hiked the Southern Highlands.
A strong passion of mine for 40 years, off and on, has been extended canoe trips with other experienced paddlers to the boreal forest and barren lands of arctic Canada, primarily – Nunavut, Nunavit, and Labrador. Another passion is woodworking and in the last 6 or 7 years a growing commitment to digital photography.
My central focus now is spiritual growth and cultivating a practice of letting go through a gratitude journal, meditation and poetry. To this end I have joined a Sangha (Buddhist fellowship) in Lovettsville, Virginia and attend a Unitarian Universalist Church in Jefferson, MD.