Aug 152018

In June of 1982 I arrived in Reno, Nevada as a snot-nosed kid with a whole laundry list of other juvenile discrepancies. My father had kicked me out of the duplex that he and I lived in. He informed me that I would be moving immediately to Reno to live with my aunt and uncle for a time to take a break. Little did I know at the time it was a one-way ticket that changed my life.

Six years later I was hired by the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office here in Reno and now today, August 15th 2018 I have officially retired with over 30 years of service to the department.

Many questions will be asked: will I get another Golden Retriever, will I blog again, will I take my dream trip to Germany. I have none of those answers as of this writing.

What I can tell you is that I know this.

The sun will come up in the morning.

I hope this finds all of doing wonderfully after a very long absence of mine in the blogging world!


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Mike Vogler

I have been told (many times) that I really need to write a book about my life. The past 50+ years have been an exciting ride, and these days I find myself with a great many passions. However, I feel that this website is a much more personal way with which to share my musings, stories and commentary.

  47 Responses to “The Sun Will Come Up in the Morning”

  1. So great to see you in the Blogosphere once again, Mike! πŸ˜€ And congratulations on your retirement. You sure look young for a retiree. I hope all of your wishes come true.

  2. Hi Mike
    Congratulations on your retirement! LIFE now begins… The whole world is before you and we are all eager to hear your take on everything. You were always one of my favorite blog writers. Travel writing pays nicely. Been taking a course on it and I am looking forward to what I can do with it. You take great photos so why not get some of those adventures paid for or at least partly paid for. Good luck in whatever you decide the rest of your life will look like. I am sure a lot happier since retirement.

    • I am definitely going to be looking at lots of different options from this point forward in life. If I do decide to continue on from this point with blogging it will take on quite a story. I’m so glad you are looking into travel writing and thank you for your super nice compliments, Mary! πŸ™‚

  3. YAY YAY YAY!! MIKE IS BACK!!! We are all so excited to hear all about your new adventures!!

    Will I wake up tomorrow morning with another email surprise??

    • I’m soooooo jazzed that you had subscribed and left a comment, Brie! We shall see if I’m back or not as far as blogging goes. But, it DID feel really good to post this! πŸ™‚

    • Ohhh I think you’re back

  4. Mike is in the house!! How wonderful to see you returning here as you close one chapter of your life and begin a new one that promises to be filled with more fun, adventure, and good food! Enjoy, my friend, and keep the photos coming!

    • Wow, all of these blasts from the past names that were a regular part of my online life that Phoenix and I had! It’s so nice to hear from you and thank you for your encouragement! πŸ™‚

  5. Congratulations Mike! I will miss you and I look forward to reading about all your new adventures. Only 6 years 5 months and 5 days until I think I get to undertake my retirement journey…but who’s counting?

    • Thank you Ed and trust me that time is going to zip by SO FAST it will make your head spin. Except for the last 12 months. At least that was my experience, sir πŸ™‚

  6. …..Or as I am wont to say, “The earth will not stop spinning on its axis.” Congratulations for so many things and best wishes for the first day of the rest of your life. I’m looking forward to following along. πŸ™‚

  7. One small step back into blogging – congratulations Mike! I hope to see you writing again soon, maybe with another fur baby, but until then I hope you read amazing books, eat delicious food, follow more train tracks, and make the most of that sunshine.

    • Oh my gosh how awesome to see a comment from you Rachelle! Thank you for that and all of your encouragement always! πŸ™‚

  8. Mike! Soooo good to see you here. Congrats on your retirement. Hope very much to see more from you in the future!

    • Hi back Mandi! I appreciate that so much I hope all is well with you! This meant so much to me for you to stop by. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  9. So excited to see your name come up in my email! You have been missed Sending you the very best wishes and nice shot – glad you took it on one of the less smokey days we’ve had. πŸ™‚

    • Hi Elizabeth! Wow, these wonderful friendly names/faces that I’ve been out of touch with for so long! Yes, I took that on Tuesday and lucked out! πŸ™‚

  10. Hi Mike, Congrats on your retirement! Love the pic!! Have missed you in the blog world for sure. Luckily we have connected on Insta where you make me hungry with your foodie pics. I feel that sentiment everyday, my friend. When I’m not sure what the future holds, I remind myself of that simple fact. Hugs!!

    • Thank you Lisa and I so appreciate your compliments and encouragement! If I continue this I will get back into my groove and seeing what everyone else is up to! πŸ™‚

  11. Hey Mike,

    We’ve missed your unique take on the world. Congrats on your retirement. Time to go house sitting — in Germany, maybe!

    • Oh my gosh that would be so amazing – re: Germany. As long as I can have a Golden Retriever there! πŸ™‚ Thank you for your wishes! πŸ™‚

  12. I have missed your witty repartee. Was gobsmacked to see your blog title. It was a really good feel-good feeling (smile). Please come back and share again.

    • We shall see what happens yet right now I’m intentionally going REALLY slow. I will have to send you a note offline! Thank you for your encouragement! πŸ™‚

  13. Congratulations, Mike! Thirty years, that’s to be commended. Well-done you!

    And, welcome to the world of retirement. You’re going to love it. Truthfully, it takes a little getting used to but dive right in and embrace this exciting new chapter of life. The possibilities are endless.

    It’s nice to see you writing again.

    • Hi Patti, and thank you so much for your wonderful compliments and encouragement! I’m taking some comfortable baby steps right now and checking out the water temperature with my toes πŸ™‚ Have a great day! πŸ™‚

  14. Hey Mike, congrats on the retirement! Now you can do anything you want and there’s no rush to do any of it!

    • Hi Mike, great to hear from you! Yes, you said it spot on my friend! I hope all is well with you and the family πŸ™‚

  15. Saw this in my inbox yesterday and read from there. I miss your posts and love your ending message. It WILL come up again. And super gigantic congratulations on your retirement. OMG you’re too young but duh, my husband retired from the Army before we met and I can’t be that old so what will you do next? I can’t wait to read about it. I hope for another dog…

    • Thank you so much for your well wishes, Kristi! I do not know where to next….I’m letting things flow organically if that makes sense. It’s wonderful to hear from you πŸ™‚

  16. Welcome back, Mike! I’m glad to see you blogging again.

    • Hi Julie, that means so much to me that you stopped by! I hope you are having a great weekend! πŸ™‚

  17. Hi, Mike!

    I’ve missed you.

    Yes, the sun will eventually come out…

    Metaphorically & figuratively! xxx

    • Hi Kim, I missed you too and thank you!! I hope you are having a wonderful Saturday my dear! πŸ™‚

  18. Wow. So good to see you in writing again Mike. Hope you’ll keep up the blogging, and enjoy you newly found freedom.

    • I appreciate that so much Mette and I’m still trying to find my “blogging legs” again. We shall see. Thank you SO much for stopping by my friend! πŸ™‚

  19. 30 years? Wow and congratulations. So glad you’re back and happy you’re writing again. Hope to read more from you!

    • Agness, what a thrill it is for me that you visited and left a comment my friend. It’s wonderful to hear from you! I so appreciate your well wishes! πŸ™‚

  20. Welcome back!! I will keep checking back hoping to read more from what you are doing/going/seeing. keep it up my friend!!

    • That is wonderful for you to stop by a comment, Jenn! You were always so loyal and I appreciate that! πŸ™‚

  21. Wow – congrats on your retirement Mike! It’s nice to see you back here in the blogosphere. So many questions, so many possibilities – can’t wait to follow you on your new adventures!

    • Hi Dana! Thank you so much for stopping by and that wonderful compliment! Yes, we shall see where things go from here. Sending you and your family wonderful late summer thoughts! πŸ™‚

  22. Wow and congratulations! 30 years , OMG you’re too young Hope you’ll keep up the blogging ! best of luck

    • Thank you so much for your well wishes, Molly! πŸ™‚ We will see what happens with the blogging. I hope you are having a great September so far! πŸ™‚

  23. OMG!!!!! I am so happy to read this post. Congratulations!!! How awesome and how happy l am to find you blogging again! Questions will be answered when the time is right, but yeah..the sun will come up in the morning. Welcome back and I for one have missed you :-).

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