I am teaching Cell Biology this semester as a Visiting Professor of Biology at Colorado State University . Nancy and I bought a second home in Fort Collins several years ago and have been spending time in both Virginia and Colorado.
Our current project involves finding and photographing birds depicted in ancient rock art paintings and engravings in Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, and Arizona. After being certified in Wilderness First Aid by the National Outdoor Leadership School , I co-led a Sierra Club service trip into Canyonlands National Park backcountry to assist park archaeologists in finding new Pre-Puebloan sites. I also worked with a small group of Sierra Clubbers to stabilize some of the ruins at Hovenweep National Monument on the southern Utah/Colorado border. As members of the Utah Rock Art Research Association, Nancy and I have been attending their meetings and going on their field trips to amazing places all around Utah.
Some of this work and adventure translated into my teaching two courses on rock art for the Christopher Wren Association at the College. This September I will be backpacking with six or seven others into a remote region of upper Salt Creek in Canyonlands to search for new Anasazi sites.
All in all, retirement has been full of activities and wonders, including completing two marathons and four half marathons and becoming a grandfather twice more.