Wednesday, June 3, 2009

What the hell Redwings?

I read two other books recently, Under the Black Flag by David Cordingly, and The Road of Lost Innocence by Somaly Mam, that I thought I’d cover. Both are nonfiction and very interesting. Under the Black Flag is about pirates, 17th and 18th century, not modern, so the romance factor is higher for people. It takes the common ideas and often misconceptions about pirates and discusses the reality of the times and lives of the sailors. For nonfiction, it’s highly entertaining and interesting.

The Road of Lost Innocence is about prostitution and sex trafficking in Cambodia. Cheery, I know. Somaly Mam runs a shelter program to get young girls who are sold by their parents or guardians, or just abducted, out of the brothels. It’s a heartbreaking story, but eye opening about the abuse of women in other countries, something we Americans can’t always comprehend, in my opinion.

Dad knocked down some hay last night and I ended the discussion about the three tomato plants Gram bought, about whether to put them in pots, what kind, etc, by planting them in garden. You wouldn’t believe how many conversations have covered how much root space tomatoes need, how deep, etc. Easily solved by putting them in the ground to let them do whatever they need to do. Chickens good. Need to move older 20 to new grass. Cows moved to front lot. And today, it’s just chilly and windy. Odd June.