In August 2001, after 24 years of working for a paycheck, I left the safety of steady employment in the rear view mirror and headed off for the local coffee bar. It was time to become a stay-at-home dad and help raise my children full time. 

As my hair turned to grey, and now white, and as the numeral 50 became 60+, I find myself looking back over the past fifteen years, when I began starting life all over again as a self-employed web developer. 

With the children out on their own and eight years as Village Mayor in the rear-view mirror, I find myself looking forward to what comes next ...

David Doonan
Member IWW Industrial Union #560