Just a brief update.
I retired from the FAA about a year ago and lived off my pension in Hawaii for the past year and noted that I wasn't getting as far ahead as expected. I have purchased a house in Kansas
and will be moving next week. My new home's mortgage will cost me less than half my current rent and I'll finally have the time and conditions to work on projects that I have been delaying for so many years. I've lived in Germany and New York so I know I'll have no problem transitioning to a town with 23,000 people after living for two decades in a city with nearly a million. My realtor is Korean and she's amazed how much Korean I can speak, so I know I'll get along in a place that isn't 60% populated by Asians.
I have been working on several stories: The continuation of the Mohammed Bey
line, the Academy Ballade
line, as well as a couple of Star League-era tales.
I have also been engaging in other hobbies: (hint: I'm the one with the beard)