I have decided to make some changes in my daily routine. Whether it will be noticeable or not to readers of CC, remains to be seen. I have a couple long term projects I want to start working on and they are going to require some study and dedicated concentration. I will leave them unnamed for now.
I am afraid they may require some new hardware, and I am running through ideas on how to get it paid for. If the projects flourish, then the expense will be worthwhile. I guess it will be worthwhile anyway, as long as I am doing what I enjoy, which is more important to me the older I get.
I will tell you one part of my routine change. It relates to reading. I am going to begin using a minimum of two hours a day in reading. In my past professional life, I never got to read as much as I liked. It seemed like all of my free time went to work, family or technical journals. When I did get a good book, I loved it.
Reading Jane Vasarhelyi’s book, Message from Panama, got me started again. I am currently reading a recommendation of her’s by Stephen King.
I have a more immediate project coming up at the end of the month. I will tell you something about that. This blog continues to bring me interesting situations and allows me to meet interesting people. This project is one of those situations.
I received an email from a professor at Florida State that is working on her doctor’s degree. She wrote me because, in researching her thesis, she learned that there is important material in Chiriquí that she wants to include and she asked my help in the process.
She really only asked for support in finding a safe place to stay, recommendations on places to eat, and assistance in finding a reliable taxi driver. She said my blog came up during her research and that is how she found my contact information.
I looked at her project and felt it was interesting and have offered my help. I will leave the subject as a future surprise. If this comes to pass I think it will not only provide her with her thesis material, but a worthwhile blog for me in addition.
If there is one thing I have enjoyed about my retirement in Panama, it has been the ability to control my time and alter what I am doing at the moment a new opportunity occurs. I can’t imagine it getting any better than this.