Beauty and interest surround me at the cabin. The stars are brilliant, the Northern Lights a wonder, and the peace here looking at the lake can be as in a dream. The life around us is a constant susurrus in the trees, punctuated by the plaintive wail of loons and the whistle of mallards' wings. On Flat Lake Time is the story of how my beautiful, resourceful wife, Gail, and I solved the many unforeseen problems encountered when we moved off the road system to a remote cabin on a lake in Big Lake, Alaska. It chronicles the adventurous lives of the Flat Lake “home guard” and the shift in perspective it takes to fully enjoy and look forward to the next challenge.