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I live in a very nice condo on the northeast side of Indianapolis, Indiana. It's built in a woods and has a beautiful sun room. I spend more of time there than any where else. In the fall when the leaves turn colors, it's simply unbelievably amazing. I don't smoke, drink, or do any drugs and I've been clean and sober for over three decades. But, I am a coffee drinker and I often drop in for a cup at Starbucks.
As you can tell by the decor of this page, at heart I'm stuck in the late sixties, early seventies era. I have matured slightly and cut off my long pony tail. I started to grow it back not long ago. Then Kim approached me one day and said, "Dear I don't want to tell you how to wear your hair but I just want to say you look so much younger with short hair."
So yes, I cut my hair and now keep it short. But hey, Ringo keeps his hair short now too! So I'm still cool...right?
Yet, I haven't given up the "cause". I'm still an advocate for peace and nonviolent social change. My personal idols are John Lennon, Ghandi, and Martin Luther King
When I went to college I was supported by the Vietnam era GI Bill. I'm not sure I would have made it through college otherwise. In college I studied a lot of Psychology, Sociology, Politcal Science, and Philosophy. Professionally, I'm a counselor specializing in working with people who are violent. I view myself as a teacher of peace, love, and nonviolence. In 1992 I started a program named Nonviolent Alternatives. In 2008 I created a 501(c)(3) public charity not for profit company named Abuse Counseling & Education, Inc. (ACE). Nonviolent Alternatives is now part of ACE.
I'm married to a very kind and nice woman named Kim. Here is a picture of the two of us.
Mostly I'm a homebody, however, we often enjoy going out for dinner. One of my favorite foods is sushi. I know, I know...raw fish!!! The only thing I can say is that if you don't like sushi then you've never tried it.
Kim and I like to go to movies. We usually go to Landmark Keystone Art Cinema. If we go watch live sports it's usually one of our local minor league teams, like the Indianapolis Indians baseball team. We now also have season tickets for the Indy Fuel hockey team. The Indy Fuel are an affiliate of the Chicago Blackhawks. I grew up in Fort Wayne and my family always had season tickets to see the Komets, so I've been a huge hockey fan since childhood. Kim and I have a mobile home in Clearwater, Florida which we use for vacationing. So now I'm a fan of the Tampa Bay Lightning also. We love going to their games. Here's a couple pictures of our home in Clearwater.
In 2008 Kim and I had to go to Las Vegas to attend her daughter's wedding so we took the opportunity to see The Beatles LOVE Cirque Du Soleil show. It was absolutely amazing.
We rarely ever go to Colts or Pacer games live as the ticket prices are getting so silly. Plus available seats are in the nose bleed sections, so the view is better on TV. Kim and I did have the opportunity to go to the Colts two home playoff games on their way to the 2006 Superbowl. The AFC championship game against the Patriots was probably the most exciting thing I've ever experienced in my life. Wow was that a blast. It had to be one of the best pro football games ever played.