Just a retired bureaucrat and pedant here who finds himself finally living his father's life. Saddled with the responsibility for managing his family's fortunes, like the Ancient Mariner, first reconciling myself and then finding beauty and joy in the mundane business of managing money. I like and collect old things...philosophies, stamps, coins, Wedgwood, what have you. My wife hates old things...except me, of course...or so she says. It's a life...and, for at least the time being, better than the alternative.