Retired after 22 years, and worked as a sub-system manager on the Space Shuttle Program. Work involved the Thrust Vector Control (steering system) of the shuttle boosters. Had enough of programming, engineering, budgeting, briefings, etc., so I retired again in 1996. Now I work when I feel like it. So far, weve been to Russia, Romania, Hungary, Germany, Canada, and Bermuda. In Germany, had occasion to talk to some Wehrmacht Panzer veterans and decided I was born too late.
In May 2009 I Iost my wife,
Kathy, to multiple myeloma after a two year struggle. Unfortunately, like more
of us in '61 in ever increasing numbers, both husbands and wives, a
death leaves a hole in our lives which seems difficult to fill. I mitigate my
loss with time spent with my wonderful grandchildren, Madelyn (10) and Matthew
(7), the children of my daughter, Kristine. and husband ,Mark. Along with many
of you grandparents out there, I find great pleasure and delight in their
company. They keep me young. Additionally, I like to travel to out of the way
places, either alone or with my son, Erich, who is an excellent travelling
companion and enjoys, as I do, visiting the less mundane places in this world.
And so life proceeds at ever increasing speed, but with many pleasurable
events at which to look forward.