I am 56, I am employed at Boeing (over 21 years) as Information Technology Staff, have a Bachelors of Science (Mathematics) from MIT and Masters in Education from Harvard.
I am separated from my wife (for over 3 years) and the co-parent of a son Joshua (21 years old) and a daughter Martha (18 years old). Candace my wife since September 1, 1979 and I still plan to retire into 2 separate units at Clearwater Commons
, a sustainable, intentional, Low Impact Development (LID) Community of 16 housing units.
I had a stroke when I was 40 years old (both vertebral arteries 100% blocked) and recovered close to 100% with the help of immediate acupuncture treatments that stimulated blood flow to my brain. I went to the Society of Shamanic Practitioners (SSP) Conference in Sante Fe in 2008, where I met Sid, Stanley, Denita, and 100 other amazing people. I am responding (finally) to a perceived call to become a Christian Shaman.
During these last three years I have been on a spiritual quest to examine myself and learn Truth. I have read many books and may post my reading list someday. I am now emerging like a butterfly from a cocoon to see the beauty of the world and to consciously feel gratitude (and other emotions) for all that God has created and given to me.