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Hi, my mother in her memoir said that it is not "six degrees of separation, but more like two degrees," upon running into a friend in the jungles of Sri Lanka who was driving in the car just ahead of her with an afgan hound in the backseat that looked like the mane of a movie star. Her friend, of coure, was larger than life and could not travel without an entourage which included the dog.

I am going to read this memoir, and may use it for my class at the Japanese American Museum, if I can get through it in time. It is so inspiring. I thought that Harriet Doerr was an inspiration -- began writing in her sixties and published three books including "Stones for Ibarra" which was made into a TV movie about her years living with her husband running a copper mine in Mexico. A resident of Pasadena, she passed away just a few years ago in her nineties. Recommmend all her books.

Thank you for the story. I did finally catch up on the New York Times of last week and read the review and an interview. What was particularly interesting is that he wrote the book after his wife passed away to fill his lonely hours. Loren Stephens

sarah m

My 87-year-old mother is just now taking a hard look at her ship logs from twenty-odd years of sailing. I have been encouraging her to do something with them, whether for public or private enjoyment. As she is pretty much housebound taking care of my 93-year-old father these days, I suggested it would give her a creative outlet. She is at a weekend writing workshop this weekend, and I believe she has those logs with her.

We all have a story to tell.


Loren - Let me know what you think of the book when you read it - (Loved your Sri Lanka story.)

sarah m: Please keep us posted about your mother's progress with the logs - and also how she liked the workshop this weekend.

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