Later, when he was working independently in journalism and media, his interests were more general, aesthetic and philosophical. He had been adequately trained by his formal education in these areas.
In his current stage of life, he finds himself needing to address some of the problems of aging but now as an outsider with little access or authority. He does not champion the elderly over the young because now he depends on younger people for the services he requires. In southern Colorado especially he does not find the services in any way adequate, and the political and social structures are sorely lacking. Professionalism does not seem to be the norm in necessary support in legal, medical or social matters. As an outsider, except for addressing his own personally activated needs, he regrets the situation. He is constantly frustrated and finds little support on any qualified level, especially tax-payer funded social services and basic physical and mental health care issues addressing the elderly and despairs in the lack of options available.