Central Europe 2013

The primary goal of my trip to Central Europe was to visit Poland so that after 57 years I could finally acquaint myself with relatives on my father’s side.  As my parents left (“fled” would actually be a more appropriate word) Europe and its post-war Communist troubles prior to my birth in 1956, I had…

An Early Retirement

After 26 years in the Australian Public Service (APS), plus a few years of employment in Canada before that, I “retired” from employment in June 2012, 56 years of age. I can’t say that I was sorry to leave the APS. I was epically bored for the last five years of my employment; which can…