Conlan’s poignant reflections upon the vital role nature plays in all our lives will resonate with readers of all ages.
Journey tells a lyrical tale of an interesting life. The author grows from tree forts and baseball through college and peace marches in the turbulent sixties. Follow his journey to fatherhood and on to Alaska where he sails the Bering Sea and visits the Arctic Circle. Thence on to Caribbean Islands adventures with memorable characters adding to the fun.
He returns triumphantly to the Great Lakes, where our protagonist becomes Captain of a Coast Guard Cutter sailing through more dangerous waters, including an epic adventure, off again to the Caribbean Most importantly, Conlan finds his way home to Northern Michigan, his grapevines, his family, and the more pleasant struggle to find the elusive brook trout.
Come “Back to the simple earth,” where the author tends his modest grapevines and reflects upon the bounty of nature and the good fortune that carried him home.