From the Publisher
An autobiography is a kaleidoscope of a person’s life. This memoir is no different because it offers the reader insights into Bryan Hogan’s family origins, early farming life, the religious observance of his family, the life of the communities in which he lived and any number of anecdotes and stories that make for a most engaging tale. Every stage of his ‘journey’, as he likes to call it, is marked with a keen sense of observation regarding human nature – including his own foibles – and the vagaries of life. He is impacted by tragedies that beset his family and the local communities, but never falters in a positive outlook: ‘a man can find joy and peace wherever he is born.’ Although the story is a continuous tale of the author’s family adventures, travels and passage through life, it is possible to delve into any section and enjoy a thought-provoking read.