My retirement date is looming, somewhere from November 2017 to May 2018 being the likely exit time. The wear and tear of an active life is a reason. I am aging-out of being ever-ready to arrest a miscreant who would rather not go downtown. I am generally OK when when supporting my own weight, but when carrying anything substantial, I welcome the extra support, as much for balance as for helping support actual weight. During recent training in the NHTSA standard field sobriety tests, I found myself unable to pass the walk-and-turn test when stone cold sober. Yes, it is un-fun to get old, but it beats the alternative. As for adding more sticks and canes, I am eyeing a variety, from rustic Irish Blackthorn, to several finely-finished wood options, to the aluminum Crawford Survival Staff, which is two-piece, so that one part can be used alone.