Jim Weir (note the correct spelling) has chosen to give back to his community by teaching the next generation of scientists and engineers at the local community college. His company (RST Engineering) is still in business supplying homebuilders with kit avionics and kit antennas. And he still writes a monthly column for Kitplanes Magazine.
In politics, he spent 8 years as a county supervisor (or whatever your state calls them), and is currently the vice-president of the faculty association at the college and the state treasurer of the state community college association.
He ain't hurtin' for work.
If you cannot convince them, confuse them.