John retired in 2002 from a civil service position with the federal government after thirty-four years of servitude that was slowly murdering him. He is living proof that self-rehabilitation from the United States Postal Service is possible. A born again human being he struck out on a life he always longed to live, in magnificent surroundings, having minimum wants and needs, living in a small home built for travel, able to go wherever his heart desires with his feline companion by his side. John has never got lost but many times has been momentarily confused. He is adapt at driving long distances in reverse a skill born out of necessity due to poor decision making on remote dirt roads. He has mastered the art of taking a shower in some of the most vile public bath facilities imaginable while not touching anything. His goal now is to live long enough to get those thirty-fours years back.