04/20/12 - 8:41am
As with most folks who reach the milestone of retirement, I can hardly believe it’s here. Thirty-plus years of public service and before that a few years of private employment come and gone. I can honestly say that I have been truly blessed to have had a career that I enjoyed immensely. It has been fun being a wildlife biologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over the last 27 years and a pilot for 21 of those years. I can still recall passengers during survey flights tell me “I can’t believe you get paid to do this.” Me too!