I've lived 89 years, bulk of it in Metro D.C., and been trained and certified in both professions. Politically I am a moderate, but also passionate on matters of principle. Served the people in government (Labor Board, PBGC), unions in private practice. Raised as a Reconstructionist and remain a firm adherent to its philosophy and approach. Synagogue member all my life in Boston (Cambridge), and in the Maryland and D.C. area. Politically I'm a Democrat, now passionately so because I think the Republicans have become unwilling to struggle for people let alone critically important needed change, especially to preserve homo sapiens who are threatened by rising temperatures. Married, three grown children with children of their own all of whom are adults. So far they've mostly done well in various professions and work settings. Early commitment to civil rights for ALL our citizens.