Old. Experience in industry and government. Did lots of planning, budgeting and logistics. Family connection to the oil industry goes back to 1910 in New Mexico. Would love to see America use the free energy of the Sun and wind and tides, leaving the oil for future generations. Hate waste, both the shortsighted consumption and the toxic long lasting kind. Love travel, reading, art, great food and good beer. Travel means listening to other people, enjoying the local flavor as well as the natural grandeur. Favorite spots are Britain, the coast of Maine, New Mexico, British Columbia, Chicago, London, Toronto. Am still amazed by the vast beauty and variety of America. Hate the simple answer approach to our complex societal needs. Campaign reform is essential. Am amazed at the sheer stupidity I so often see from people who thought history and geography was a waste of time. Love reading mysteries, travel books, history, archaeology, and current info on energy. Hate the fact that we bailed out AIG and financial institutions. (Canada, which is reviled as socialist, didn't need to.) The most basic fact of capitalism is that greed rules and cheaters will cheat as much as they can. We ignored that and are now paying for it. Capitalism can work, but it must be controlled. Failure to do so ends in disaster. China, a communist country is beating us at capitalism. Pretty sad. A complete revision of how we see things is essential. I don't want to leave this mess to my grandchildren. Despise the idiots who are responsible for it, beginning with JFK and Keynes, ending with today's so-called conservatives. My parents, who were true conservatives, would puke if they could see this mess.