I am retiring after 36 years in public education. I have been primarily a history teacher at the middle school level and throughout those years I have always tried to guide young people in a positive direction while sharing my love for American history. It has been a very rewarding career. As part of my retirement I am going to walk alone across the United States. I will begin at the Pacific Ocean June 12, 2010 near Florence, Oregon, and hope to conclude my trip at the Atlantic Ocean in January. My purpose is two-fold: one - to fulfill a personal dream of walking across the country, and two - to raise public awareness of the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and to promote the study of American history. During my trip I wish to visit schools, distribute copies of the Bill of Rights, and to inquire of fellow citizens for a definition of freedom in America today.