I'm a retired American Government employee (law enforcement), now living in the Philippines. I'm an artist painting in oil on canvas, landscapes, seascapes, wildlife and florals. I paint all kinds of birds, animals, beautiful sunsets, sunrises, mountains, flowers, trees , beautiful nudes, street scenes and what ever else pleases me. I recently completed a series of paintings of old Spanish Catholic Churches, some of them dating back to 300 years. I have posted pictures a few of my works here on this site but only the ones that I have given to friends, I don’t publish pictures of sold paintings. My paintings are shipped to my Agent in the States for sales. I spend a lot of time traveling around the Philippines in search of beautiful scenes to paint . I love to paint “en plein air” ( out in the open air) and of course the scenery is beautiful as well as plentiful. The women of this tropical paradise are slim, trim with natural tans, are absolutely gorgeous and make great painting subjects. I love to cook American dishes for my Filipino friends who really do love them. I have learned to cook many delicious Filipino dishes mostly from my Filipino Mother-in Law who lives with us. I have taught her to prepare many American Dishes and she is an expert cook. Most American foods cannot be purchased here and some ingredients are impossible to find so my Sister ships to me what I cannot purchase here. My Filipino Mother-in- Law learned to make delicious patty sausage from scratch which is mostly used for sausage gravy which I love with biscuits. I make great light and fluffy biscuits from scratch, Bisquick is not available here.