I'm on a number of listserves that cover sustainability, peak oil, and climate change. I remain deeply concerned about the future. Even the corporate media has leaked stories about our failing economy. I have concluded that Nilda and I must escape Texas as soon as possible. We may be on the leading edge of American climate refugees. I still believe that the Willamette Valley in Oregon is an ideal refuge in the United States. The latest we will leave Texas is March 2014 after I complete 20 years with my current employer. I hope this will not be too late. Based on this concern, and my current eligibility for early retirement, I have actively initiated a job search in the northwest.