A Realtor for the past 55 years, the author finds himself reading an assortment of material from periodicals to novels and informative texts, ranging from business to social science to philosophy to politics. His main interest is real estate. He has been involved with forming a bank, and running for elective office where he served 12 years as a city councilmember. Married and divorced with three children and two grandchildren, he has lived in the Bay Area his entire life. Family and friendship are the most important aspects of his existence.