I was manufactured and delivered in Detroit and then moved to Adelaide, Australia as a teenager. I was first introduced to the Stoic tradition while studying Latin in the writings of Cicero at High School (a classical education conducted by the Jesuits) who also taught the basics of syllogistic logic and rhetoric. At the University of Adelaide I majored in Classics and Psychology and was reintroduced to classical philosophy and Marcus Aurelius, Seneca and Epictetus. Over the next forty five years I trained as a Paramedic, Psychologist, Marketer and Teacher obtaining Masters degrees in Education and Business and practiced in all four fields. In those years I married a local girl and have two grown up children all the time living on the bucolic Adelaide Hills.