I'm a retired librarian. I used to work for a public school system in Northern Virginia, which was a clownish exercise due to government regulations, helicopter parents, and the highly compromised moral character of every principal I worked under.  In 2016 my wife and I pulled the plug on our careers and moved to Athens, Georgia. While my main focus is on photography, I also enjoy working with dogs, reading widely, and listening to music, especially when it is live or reproduced on good equipment.  Politically I'm very liberal on social issues, and moderately conservative regarding fiscal policy. I wish there was a way to civilize the current social and political discourse, much of which is needlessly ugly.