I was born in The Hague, Holland, in 1954. My father was a diplomat and so we moved around quite a bit, living in Sicily, Switzerland, Spain, Mexico, Egypt, and Washington, DC. I studied Civil and Architectural engineering at the University of Colorado in Boulder. Moving around seems to be in my blood and as an adult I've additionally lived in Australia, Germany, and now France. I speak German and French; my Spanish is very rusty. I am a self-employed software engineer specialized in computer aided design for engineering.