Winter is a great time to curl up with a good book, and I have read quite a few good ones this winter. This autobiography was a very interesting way to tell a life story. Combing dogs, humour, and interesting personal stories. The author's life was sort of divided into 3 parts: boyhood, manhood, and womanhood. A very good read! This book makes me think about the stages of my life. The three parts include: growing up on the farm, my working/career life, and the next chapter, which involves the creative focus on my art. Your history and experiences are what make you who you are today. The good, the bad, and the ugly all contribute. The negative things have a way of turning into positive things. You accept, you learn and you move on. I am looking forward to not working, but working at home on my artwork. I have the inspiration for a piece of artwork, the perspiration part to come. Just do it!