An aspiring writer. I read almost everything: magazines, newspapers, blogs, books, especially books by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Colombian winner of the 1982 Nobel Prize for Literature. I am now reading ‘Sugar in the Blood’ by Andrea Stuart. A family’s story of Slavery and Empire, set on the island of Barbados. I am an avid tennis player, sometimes golfer, and recently join a yoga class. Am retired, (a part-time student at J Sargeant Reynolds Community College pursuing a course in Healthcare Management but intend to return to work after graduation), but a full-time political junkie and passionate about traveling, my passport is always ready. A divorced father of three wonderful children, now married and living in Springfield, Massachusetts.