When we lived near Philadelphia, escaping to Barbados each February was the only thing that kept us sane through the winter. During each of these vacations there were delightful moments walking along a beach at sunset. Often, we thought about living where we visited with warm winters, friendly people and plenty to entertain us. I think we have finally satisfied that longing!
Located about a two hour drive from Arizona’s capital, Tucson is cooler during Arizona’s famous summer heat because of its higher elevation and frequent cooling breezes. We also experience less motor vehicle traffic. This is true even during the height of the winter “snow bird” season when so many people arrive to spend their winters away from less pleasant home climates.
Until recently, Jim Freeman worked as a Resource Manager / Analyst at Business Objects / SAP America. While we catch our breath following this demanding and rewarding position, we now have time for some of the parts of life that have been neglected in the past, hence this opportunity to reflect on the remarkable part of the world in which we live.
Update in 2015
Late in 2009 a small start-up company offering SAP/Business Objects talent via contractors and a small pool of employees asked me to join them as a Resource Manger. “Cat Herder” would have been a better title, as explained in the EDS Super Bowl XXXIV commercial. It was fun, but like all good things, eventually came to an end. So, I am officially retired now. Hey, somebody has to be a bicycle bum.