And Now to Eden.

Yeah Brother… (A line from a song in one of the episodes of the original Star Trek series.)

I thought that this would be an apt title for the Chronicle of my Retirement.  While I do fully know and understand that this is not a tip-toe into paradise, and it will not likely be very easy.  I am looking forward to the change.  I am looking forward to a new life.  Let’s face it, I have made such a mess out of this one that there is truly very little left for me here.  My wife, who has become a part of me, and I are ready to start out on an adventure.  So, in short, after thirty plus years working for the National Institutes of Health I am retiring.

This will be the chronicle of my movement into this brave new world.  I do face the fact that I am a creature of habit and duty.  All my old habits will be broken. My duty will be to myself, my wife and my community in that order.  I will no longer receive direction for my day-to-day existence from an employer.  No longer will my self-worth be gauged by those with their own agendas and visions for their futures.  I will chronicle more about this in the future.  Suffice it to say, there is very little left for me there either.

I do not want to go into my life’s story, I would merely like to include some of the elements that brought me to this decision.  The meat of the story is going to be about the journey.

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