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Snow Days at the Lake

Snow Days at the Lake

Mornings on snow days at the lake are best spent drinking bold coffee, munching on buckwheat Belgium waffles, and sitting in front of the wood stove. After the dishes are washed, it’s time to bundle up, lace up the snow boots, and head outside for a walkabout...
How I Became a Full-Time Lake Dweller

How I Became a Full-Time Lake Dweller

I put my life on hold from 2006 to 2017 to care for my ailing elderly parents. I had a family obligation to honor a Japanese custom of providing care and a safe home for one’s parents. I’m an only child, accepting the facts of the situation that I must take care of my...
I Opine to Liberate Myself

I Opine to Liberate Myself

I am rated “R” for mature content, moderate profanity, and a total disrespect for political correctness. I’ve been tethering my opined dispatches to a hitching post outside of my cabin, censoring my thoughts, and avoiding being myself because offending...
For Dad

For Dad

The road I am on is potholed, it has been since I decided to turn off the highway, abandon my car, and take a route with no name, no reference on a map, no signage that foretells what lies beyond the bends, the dips, the ruts. I haven’t encountered anyone traveling in...