Tonight as March dissolves into April Fools’ Day, I enter my second decade of retirement. Yes, April 1, 2006 was my first day of retirement. Some might suggest that such a day would be inauspicious; that it might be better to choose a different day. But that happened to be first day of the month following my birthday, and since I was (still am) convinced that God was calling me to do it then it wasn’t really my decision to make.

I really should take more time to reflect on the last decade as well as think about the next. I’ve done a bit of that, but nothing in a form that would make much sense to anyone else. Perhaps I’ll get bits and pieces written out in a way to share. If, and when I get around to it I’ll do most of that sharing here.