I was born in Glendale, California. My family moved several times within California. When I was 35, I moved to Gainesville, Florida then Knoxville, Tennessee., where I lived until February of 2012. I moved to Greenville, where I now live with my wife, in order to be close to family members as we age and increasingly need one another’s help and support as our family expands through marriages and grandchildren. I call it “circling the wagons.”
Having two grown children from a previous marriage has sensitized my to the problems and issues associated with divorce, remarriage and step families. My wife and mother-in-law were born in Iran and immigrated to this country, which has taught me much about cross-cultural issues and diversity.
“All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.” Havelock Ellis