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When I originally came to Kyiv on Dec. 13, 2001, I had no idea it would be a journey that would mark the beginning of a new era in my life.  Today it appears it might be the final era.   

My life has always been one of accomplishment and adventure marked by more than one marriage, four children and four distinctive careers: racing cars with Alfa Romeo; advertising and marketing followed by a career in show business as an actor, producer and director on stage; television, and doing voice talent on radio; and then back to marketing again with a bit of photography thrown in with it. 

All this happened during my more than 40 years in the warmth and enjoyment of San Diego, California from the days of my teens.  Throughout those years I saw many adventures, including traveling to every state in the U.S. except Alaska and many trips into northern Mexico and up to Canada.  I climbed southern California’s Mt. San Jacinto twice (4,050 meters high), learned to fly, and met and became friends with many famous people, actors and show business stars. It’s been an extraordinary, even surreal life.

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