August 4, 2012
I went back to graduate school to earn a teaching certificate and an MAT, and am working for a suburban school district, no classroom position yet, but great health benefits! I've been to Versailles, Red Square, Istanbul, Helsinki, and the Serengeti, been on both sides of the Iron Curtain, straddled two continents and two hemispheres, but enjoy spending time at home now, living debt-free and local. I have a very comfortable routine, a home with everything I really need, in a good NW Chicago neighborhood I love, a few close friends with whom I enjoy spending time, a job in education that I enjoy that pays me just enough to remain solvent with an enviable credit score, yet affords me enough time to "smell the roses", and complete "do-it-yourself" projects around my house.
I'm Rick, at 60, divorced, everything is paid for, I've traveled many places, changed careers, lost family members, and now feel the need to expand my circle of friends.
Thank you, Joanna, for coordinating this group, and taking the time to hunt out good locations, your leadership in this area is greatly appreciated. :)