Cyril Goodyear grew up in Deer Lake and continues to live in the west coast town in his retirement. Cyril has had many careers throughout his eight decades of life. He was in the Royal Canadian Air Force, and then an officer in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. He became a lawyer and was admitted to the Newfoundland Bar in 1977. He was a judge and then chief judge of the provincial court. He was Deputy Minister of Rural, Agricultural and Northern Affairs. He was Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador. He retired in 1989 and then went on to be elected mayor of Deer Lake from 1997 to 2001. Cyril is a widower and father of two sons, an author and columnist, and also a man who continues to enjoy the great outdoors. Cyril has had a very interesting life and he tells readers all about it in an honest, un-compromising and very entertaining manner. This book is his memoir, greatly aided and abetted by the diaries he's kept all his life.