As I hit 62 a few days ago, there has been an increase in the number of people asking me the “retirement” question.  After 31 years – 26 doing what I do now – I get the question.  But, when I wake up to emails like this, why would I ever think about retiring:

Just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate your blog. As a food defense professional, I do track all the FDA recalls and such. However, I do appreciate your commentary and perspective.

Last week I attended the Food Safety Summit in Chicago and I had to chuckle. In several sessions over many days I heard over and over again…”If you don’t do X, you will face Bill Marler.” I think this is a great testimony to the work you do and holding folks accountable.

So, despite the grey hair, I am not going anywhere soon.