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July 12 , 2008

DIPPING INTO MAGIC WATERS: Essays on Life, Family & Growing Up in Iowa


Gleaned from 450 essays written over nine years, this book covers stories close to the heart of the author. The title comes from a quote from the movie "Field of Dreams" (1989) where the character Terence Mann, speaking of the people that would come to watch the baseball game, said, " . . . and it’ll be as if they dipped themselves in magic waters. The memories will be so thick; they’ll have to brush them away from their faces."

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For the author, these magic waters include stories about important people in her life, the wonder of the natural world around us, the traditions and celebrations of life - both when growing up and today. Along the way there is commentary on life today - both at the level of society and culture as well as personal observations of the author's journey to a life full of meaning and awareness.

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