In his winning collection of essays, So Far: Reflections on the Journey, author Ben Dillow writes of the un-common pleasures that come from the mundane elements of life: family, work, travel and play. Though autobiographical in nature, the narratives weave a web of common human experiences that will evoke nods of familiarity and smiles of appreciation. From the high expectations of an anniversary cruise to a simple "home improvement" project run amuck, these stories offer canny perspectives on life's journey.
Essay collections abound, but few can match the pleasures of Ben Dillow's wonderful album. Just interested in good stories? He's a master story teller, and like Garrison Keillor, he has an eagle's eye for warmhearted humor in things we often miss. Whatever your mood or your need, Dillow has a story, a thought, an image, a frozen moment, or a surprising insight that can brighten your day and maybe even change the way you see your own journey.
William E. McDonald