Hop in! Where you headed?

I aim this blog at Hitchhiking stories, obviously. However, you can take that in the 'poetic' sense, as we are 'snakes' in time and the asphalt rivers take us to many places, as well as 'places'..

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.... occasionally my own 'Road' spurs me to use this blog to communicate with someone I've 'travelled with' who holds a special meaning to me.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Inga Wiehl's new book -- HEARTSTRINGS

Please buy this book by finding it in my aStore to the right of this blog column. I have many other good books for sale there as well. Thanks.


Inga taught at Yakima Valley Commuity College where she and my mother became quite good friends. Through her husband, Richard's, efforts I was allowed to avoid having my head blown off in the Vietnam war.


I just went to a reading in Yakima by author Inga Wiehl from her new book, "HEARTSTRINGS: A TALE OF DANISH LOYALTY, RESISTANCE, AND HOMECOMING" which she tells the packed, standing room only, audience of attentive listeners she'd truthfully begun working on before her first publication, "When Professional Women Retire", written with Ellie Heffernan.  


I look forward to reading this book. From the excerpts Inga chose to read this is my impression: Using letters from the time period between relatives, she takes the reader back to WWI Denmark and invites him/her into the hearts and minds of people -especially her grandmother - who had difficult decisions to make because of the war. Decisons both personal and national. 
Inga's use of the senses brings one into the personally sacred moments that lure your conviction that you are there. 
Despite what may sound like a superficial attempt to compare for the sake of their shared heritage, I have to say I felt an echo of Dag Hammarskjold's "MARKINGS", which book, to me, has the nearly anthropomorphic ability to induce my mind into a zen-like silence. All I know is I want to 'hear' more of it.






PLEASE CHECK OUT INGA'S FACEBOOK PAGE AS WELL TO LEARN ABOUT HER ACCOMPLISHMENTS AS WELL AS HER DAUGHTER, LIS'S.
...not to forget about her son, Christopher wiehl, who is a successful television actor.

Again, Please buy this book by exploring my store which is accessible to the right of these words you are now reading....
note: while i'm trying to make sure it's on this list please refer to this url to explore my store. Inga's book is here.

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