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I was born in Buenos Aires Argentina in 1951 to an Australian mother and an Austrian father. They met in 1946 after my father was released from an Australian internment camp near Hay Australia. In the meantime my grandparents had escaped Austria by paying the Gestapo a large sum of money to exit. Traveling through Italy they landed in Argentina where my parents joined them in 1950. In 1960 we emigrated to the United States where I have lived ever since. As a child I was spoken to in English and German and I replied in Spanish. Fitting in quickly with the American kids I managed to get rid of my Latin accent and consequently forgot how to speak my native tongue. Through years of hard work I have become very fluent and can usually pass myself off as an Argentinian. I understand German rather well and French less well. I was raised in the Northern Virginia area where I enjoyed a wonderful childhood through the 60's.
In 1968 everything changed as my parents enrolled me in a British boarding school located near Bridgend Wales. It was an exciting school and an exciting time to be in Europe. After some initial homesickness I was able to enjoy the school and traveling throughout the UK. After a year back home, I returned to Spain in 1971 attempting vainly to start college at the University of Madrid. Eventually the school was shut down by Franco and I left for Firenze in search of a friend.
After being in Europe for so long I came back to a nation polarized by the Vietnam War. During these years I began working as a carpenter and playing in a rather well known Bluegrass band, the Coup De Grass. In 1980 I moved to Jensen Beach Florida to be near my one true love: the sea.
I have spent the last 24 years learning my craft, playing music professionally , doing volunteer work, getting married for a couple of years, getting a divorce, raising cats, sailing my Hobie cat and generally enjoying life.
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Fri 29 May, 2020 09:32 am - Before my surgery my anesthesiologist asked me if I'd prefer to go with gas, or to get hit in the head with a boat paddle. It was an ether/oar situation. (view)
Sun 17 May, 2020 07:05 pm - Awwww gee. Did you miss me? I was thinking about the time I met you back in ‘04. Who’s house was that ? (view)
Sun 17 May, 2020 04:41 pm - A couple, both age 78, went to a sex therapist's office. The doctor asked, "What can I do for you?" The man said, "Will you watch us have sex?" The doctor looked... (view)
Tue 14 Apr, 2020 09:31 pm - Watched Side Effects(2013)tonight with Rooney Mara and Jude Law Twisted and evil from beginning to end. Steven Soderbergh is a genius director. Pay particular attention to the soundtrack. (view)
Sun 12 Apr, 2020 04:38 pm - I just finished binge-watching the tv series Get Shorty on Epix. Remotely similar to the movie it stars Irish actor Chris O’Dowd and Ray Romano. I believe there are a total of 27... (view)
Sun 12 Apr, 2020 09:23 am - I copied the link....to no avail. A favorite in our house: [youtube]https://youtu.be/So718wk426c[/youtube] (view)
Sun 12 Apr, 2020 08:27 am - A priest, a rabbit, and minister walk into a bar. The rabbit says: “I might be a typo” (view)
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Sat 4 Apr, 2020 09:23 am - I used to get TMC’s Noir Alley where I-saw this. Wonderful movie. (view)
 
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