My life began in India just before that country won its independence from the British. It spanned four countries, India, England, Canada, and the US.
I was the eldest and had three siblings, a brother, and two sisters.
Our family emigrated to England when I was a teen. Hence, my grade school education spanned two countries.
The year I graduated from the University of Liverpool was very eventful. Man landed on the Moon. Woodstock happened. And the Beatles broke up. Before starting my career, I went on an overland cultural expedition from England to India and back. With 499 other students and young adults, on twenty, student-driven and managed coaches.
1969 was a very eventful year!
Eventually, I ended up in California, via Canada. I got a job offer I couldn’t refuse. And married a wonderful lady. We attended the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles. As well as other Olympic events.
My wife and I couldn’t have children, so we adopted a child from Mother Theresa’s orphanage in Calcutta. Our son has grown up and married with kids. He moved to another State.
As part of my job, and privately, my wife, Mary, and I traveled the world. One of our trips was on the Maiden Voyage of the Queen Mary 2 to Los Angeles, where we boarded her for a round trip to Hawaii. This was to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary.
The Great Recession of 2008-2009 created untold challenges that have affected our lives ever since. Both in negative and positive ways.
In writing my story, I want to take you on a journey that I hope will educate, entertain and share life’s lessons learned. Perhaps I can help you avoid the mistakes I’ve made.
My wife and I have retired from our careers. Definitely not retired from living.
Hop aboard this train through life!