Sunset Lake

I’m launching this blog now that I’m working part-time after being buried in my legal career for over 35 years and battling cancer for the past few. I plan to periodically write short pieces spanning an array of subjects, including:

  • Lessons learned practicing law, advising clients through difficult straits, and grappling with serious medical problems, as well as dealing with the challenges and enjoying the advantages of aging.
  • My two cents on politics, news events, and the media.
  • Profiles of some fascinating people – from prominent business leaders and doctors, to recent immigrants forging their way.
  • Some reflections on life, history, and the world around us.


Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog. I look forward to your comments, and would appreciate your sharing any posts you find worthy on your social networks.

Featured Post

Loon Shots

I’ll never forget the first time I saw a loon. She made a fool of me. It was August of 1978, on the first day of  a 100 mile canoe trip with my college roommate on the iconic Allagash River in northern Maine--the same trip Thoreau memorialized in his Maine Woods...

A Merganser’s Master Guide to Homeschooling

6:15 am, June 17, 2020Poland, MaineWhoosh! A loud fluttering sounded over the chorus of chirping birds that had already awakened me. Turning quickly to my right, I looked out the large picture window and caught a glimpse of what appeared to be a duck in flight headed...
Having Fun

Are We Still Having “Fun”?

I spent a weekend in Manhattan back in the fall of 2018 with two old college friends: Leslie, a documentary filmmaker who’s lived in Paris for many years, and Bonnie, a recently-retired high school English teacher living on a cattle ranch in the Kansas Flint Hills and...
Butcher Shop

My Short Career In The Meat Business

It wasn’t my first job in the meat business. My short career in the industry began in the summer of 1968.

Battling Cancer

Battling Cancer: Restructuring and Enjoying Your New Life

While I certainly wouldn’t have wished for cancer, I’m happy with my “new life,” and don’t pine for the old one.

Trusted Advisor

How To Become A Trusted Advisor

Young professionals in a wide array of fields will have the opportunity to become a trusted advisor.