My Dad At the Cabin

Sitting in his spot, on the couch by the window, Looking out on the lake,  Clouds hovering low, The juniper berries on the table reminiscent of the gin and tonics I mixed for him as a child, Playing bartender. Considering the rocky path leading up toward Carson Peak, To God, Or at least to theContinue reading “My Dad At the Cabin”

Dandelion Dreams – Early Retirement Opportunities

One year into early retirement and I am learning things that surprise me.  And it’s exciting.  We shroud retirement with statistics like “death after two years.”  I watched my father diminished with the replacement of “Dr. Dyck” with regular ole’ “Peter” or Pete.”  And yet, I am the lucky recipient of the early retirement buy-out, a pension from havingContinue reading “Dandelion Dreams – Early Retirement Opportunities”