A penchant for travel and languages lead me on for thirty years in a variety of careers - winning hearts and minds in and out of uniform - federal, military and freelance. Now exclusively freelance. I'm fluent in German and English - with survival skills in French, Haitian Creole, Russian, Standard Arabic, Swahili, Turkish and Samoan. Lately I've been knocking the rust off my old Public School Latin. Tried Chinese and Thai with absolutely no luck - and failed miserably with modern Greek.