A year o working for Quaker Oats putting dog food in cans under the Kennel Ration label after college I advanced as far as the people with 40 years left me yerning for more/else. I took a job with the USDA in agricultural research in small grains. I liked the job and stayed with the promise of health care when I retired. A physical disibilty force an early retirement at 55 with 31 + years made me elidgible 2 years before. I had almost 2 years of sick leave and they let me work from home. I have about 65 publications and received an award in Canada. The University of Minnesota released a new variety named after me.