Well didn't he do well...Nick Clegg. I thought the televised debate with the big three was very successful. I loved it. I had an instant comparison and made notes on how each of them stood with the issues of the day. Can't wait for the next one.
I finished the book...
I enjoyed the book although it was as much to do with the author's inner struggle with her relationship with her father, her bike and her apparent lack of faith on leaving the Mormon Church as a teenager, than her great-great grandmothers who risked their lives to remain faithful. I find her relationship with her Mother who remained faithful throughout, particularly special.
There are many contradiction and inaccuracies but I think she was being as honest as she could. After all, it is her story and she tells it very well. The clue to her struggle is actually in the title...a woman's story.
I think it's fair to say that Jana is a feminist and, as such, is unable come to terms with what she considers a male dominated church. The majority of women within the church would disagree with her, and to her credit she even presents a case against her own viewpoint.
I think she quietly takes comfort from the fact she is sealed to her mum...or that may be the other way round.
I have personally met, talked with and sat next to Gordon B Hinckley...a man Jana singled out for criticism on the subject of women. I've also listened to him over many years and consider him to be one of the most sincere, humble and influential men in the world. I know what his stance was with regard to women and it wasn't what Jana is portraying...albeit in just one sentence. Sadly he's no longer with us but all that he said on the subject is a matter of record.
When all is said and done, I enjoyed the read and I like Jana over the 300 pages she shared with me.
Now it's back to finish off Edith...
PAINTINGS... I've decided not to include any paintings here in my daily journal, but put them directly onto the paintings blog (see my other blogs).
Had a nice walk around a sunlit lake with Bev and am just about to sit down to watch The Mentalist.
ps, Thanks for making contact with me Jana. It was a very pleasant surprise. I look forward to responding.