E.R. was raised admiring the beauty of the Northern California coast. As a teen and young man he spent many years helping his Grandfather and then Father mine for gold in the stunning hills of Southern Oregon. He then spent a career in the service of his country. He was lucky enough to get to see a portion of this beautiful planet and develop an appreciation for the differences and sameness of the peoples of the world. “Beauty is everywhere if you just pause long enough to see it”.