26 Sunday Jan 2014
Robert (Bud) Abbott, Boulevardier, was born in March, 1941 and grew up surfing, fishing, diving, and water-skiing in San Diego and Mexico. These early experiences jump-started him into a career as a marine biologist, fish culture expert, commercial fisherman, international development consultant and habitat restoration expert. He marched with Martin Luther King in Selma, Alabama and participated in numerous projects to support the African American community. He has lived and worked in many countries, including Nigeria, Chile, Oman, Tuvalu, Kiribati, Myanmar, Egypt, Thailand and Indonesia. In each country he studied the linguistic and spiritual orientation of the dominant culture, and studied and practiced many spiritual and contemplative paths. He loves to play guitar, sing and get people to sing along out loud and laugh. He adopted two children from Thailand and raised his family in the Bay Area. He is now retired, working on his golf game, travel expeditions, and catching more fish than last year. He also teaches yoga and tai chi part time and is part of the Prison Yoga Project.