I am a retired banker who lives on a small farm in Oregon with my wife Pamela. I'm pretty much self-taught in most aspects of life including finance, construction, wiring, investing and golf. I've been successful in all of these areas with the exception of the last one. I enjoy following politics and always try to understand the real reason behind events as opposed to the twisted commentary in the main-stream media. My largest responsibility now is to make sure that our investments carry us through the remainder of our lives.