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Life is great for a retired warrior, which I am. I sort of see myself as a guy whose trail of war extends from the amber shores of wartime Lithuania through Western Europe, the Americas, the Far East, and finally, the Pacific coast of California. During my life so far, I went through numerous dangerous adventures and have seen great misfortunes happen to others, with great injury bypassing me. Although my behavior in retrospect appears to me as if I asked for trouble, my guardian angel shielded me with the spread of his wing, and I came through my ordeals like Odysseus on the way home to Ithaca, undefeated and never despairing. Maybe my angel was saving me for something in the distant future, but so far, no complaints.