Hello from a retired vato living in relax mode in southwestern Mexico. This opportunity to kick back came after 46 years of toil that included 33 years providing service to people with special needs, four at a university, and three as a crew member of a nuclear fast attack submarine.

I am a former Californian; my years were divided between San Diego, Sonoma, and Humboldt Counties. During those years I watched California morph from being a dynamic and productive state into a socialist cesspool. It’s a sad thing to watch.

The Rest of It

Since retiring I have spent a huge number of hours divided between practicing computer nerdism, reading, and generally trying to figure out how the world around us works. Rather than try to summarize what I discovered I will defer to the contents of this My Lost Mind site. As stated in the article My Purpose, my goal is simply to share some of what I have learned. Free of charge. No dogma. It’s a take it or leave it thing.

My Lost World

After many years of thinking and planning to move to Mexico after I retired, After six years in the state of Colima, I now live on a hilltop just north of the Guadalajara-Zapopan metro area. It’s a city of about 150,000 residents and capital of the state of the same name. Since during my years in California I had opportunity to live in both large and small communities I decided that I prefer the latter. Yet Colima has all I need to live well, including great healthcare services–something important for people who like me are getting on in their years.

A red arrow on the map below indicates where home is, at a magnification level that shows the location relative to part of the southern U. S.

Image map of Mexico showing location of Colima