After 50 years of residing primarily in the United States I have retired from my professional career, liquefied most of my assets and moved to Costa Rica.
This transition is part of a long term plan to live in a place with a tropical climate and to be independent of the requirement to work for a living. The idea is that if something of deep interest presents itself, I will have the time and resources to pursue a deeper look into it.
In the past 18 months or so I have cut back on writing here and to the INO elist. Preparations for this transition have been the main reason. We shall see what the next 18 months or so may hold in store.