At this point in my life .....To be an American means that we embody the principals of our constitution: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. At this transition phase of my life I am most grateful for the life I enjoy and feel an obligation to protect this for future generations. To quote EB White, “I arise in the morning torn between the desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.” In far northern CA we have the gift of some of the most beautiful places on the planet. I am enjoying them, as well as working to protect them.