I'm a former higher education administrator with the Illinois Community College Board and economic development specialist with the State and a private consulting firm. I enjoy golfing, shooting pool, sewing/quilting, playing cards (I miss playing Euchre), reading, doing crosswords and sudoku, participating in various Springfield Ski & Travel Club activities, figuring out how to fix things, and writing long sentences. I especially enjoy indulging in the Sunday crossword out on the back patio on a warm day while other people have to take care of the yard. I think I just defined "retirement". I'm a mediocre cook, reluctant housekeeper, terrible gardener (I could kill a rock garden), but good at driving in reverse.