It seems after weeks of inability to enter my own blog and do new posts my computer guru finally got Google to admit me. The war between Yahoo and Google was conquered. I did miss my book review for Barr Sumie do yesterday the first Wednesday of the month yesterday but today its up and running. So they'll be a new one coming up a few days late and a few dollars short. :-)
A Bald Eagle flew over our house this morning and then a rare pileated
woodpecker showed up at our suet feeder. A good sign I thought. Then sure enough
a call from Cottagewood memory care saying Barb was having another good day.
Since her new medicine was put in place that makes almost 3 weeks in a row
without drastic or aggressive agitation. Sharon G. sent Barb a card saying
that she had moved into an apartment just like Barb had. Perfect! Barb said she
hoped Sharon would have as nice an apartment as she did. According to
the staff Barb is working miracles. She helps big time in the kitchen and holds
hands with other ladies who are seriously confused and consoles and reassures
them that things will be all right and she will be their friend. That the Barb I
know and love...
The naturalbeauty of
the Great Lakes and the awesome force of its storms provide set the scene for
this great taleof life’s natural cycles.
Peter Geye in his first novel Safe From The Seaframes aprofound story of an estranged father and the sons attempts to reconcile, with the
tragedy of a Great Lakes sea wreck hanging over their heads.The son and his wife also have problems with
conception.This all provides us with
riveting characterizations writ large.It also seems evident to me that an attraction to this story seems to me
to me that the father son conflict is between different generations---World War II
(my dad The Greatest Generation and me (baby boomer and others up to the 21st
Safe From The Sea obviously also clicks for me because as a
nature loving Minnesotan our Greatest Great Lake and northern forests are close
to my heart. That along with its people,still generations later showing evidence of their Scandinavian
This is a very good book.Family redemption issues, managed by good people, always works for me.
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I am a not so recently retired social studies teacher and basketball coach. Still hunting birds though now with a camera instead of a gun.
Nature devotee, dog lover, birder, gardener and semi-retired all around outdoor adventure seeker.
Troutbirder II is my alter ego. He loves books and history and is an opponent of unnecessary, unplanned and unending "preemptive wars". A former moderate Republican, he spent the Bush II years gradually converting to "yellow dog" Democrat. He is now somewhat unhappy with the Democrats abandonment of unions and cozying up to Wall Street. This is promoting a gradual drift towards Democratic Socialism though he remains "flexible...