Just an old guy with a varied background in automotive, physics, materials, social services, land & business planning. Love the outdoors, especially in the Pacific Northwest. Live in an urban setting, but have had visits from couger and bears in my trees. Bust and tote (70lbs) my own wood for heat and can debate with any about any. Know lots and yearn for more! Investing is a new game for me, but manageing money has been my forte all my life. A super liberal, realist, with some conservative fiscal leanings. Since I am scared of few, Ron is another of my aliases.