Jerrabomberra NSW Australia
Bio: As the name says: I'm Ed the Retiring Blogger. Married for 25 years (and counting) with 2 daughters. I was born in Canada in 1956 and did a post-graduate degree in Economics. After taking my time finishing my university training I worked for a few years as an economist in Canada in the early 1980s. I was then offered a position in Australia which, after some hesitation, I accepted in 1986. My plan was to experience Australia for a couple of years before returning to Canada. Six months after taking up residency in Oz I met my wife and I had to dramatically revise the plan. I became an Australian citizen and settled into permanently working in the Australian Public Service. Public service gets a bad rap but I have no regrets. I think we do good for our country. But the politicians that we serve, well that's a whole different story.