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Thursday, February 7, 2019

Birds & Barb

 
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. Smile 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...

Ray (Troutbirder)

 

Monday, February 4, 2019

Safe From The Sea


The natural  beauty of the Great Lakes and the awesome force of its storms provide set the scene for this great tale  of life’s natural cycles. Peter Geye in his first novel Safe From The Sea   frames a  profound 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 century).

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 roots. 
This is a very good book.  Family redemption issues, managed by good people, always works for me.

 

 

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