20 Minutes From Home
In this candid book, photojournalist Robert Ringham shares beautiful images and short musings about his responsibilities as a dad and caregiver of his wife, Peg, who has dementia. Ringham intersperses his poignant images with quotes from famous people and his own observations, tinged with hope, sadness, wry humor and wisdom. On one page, he shows an enormous tree that towers over an old shed — its facing page has musician Bob Dylan’s quote: “Take care of all of your memories. For you cannot relieve them.” On other pages, Ringham displays the fading, still colorful spokes of a wheel and notes how little time we really have. There are also memorable photographs of locals he encounters. Ringham once worked for the Chicago Sun-Times, and received the Peter Lisagor award for excellent photojournalism. Ringham is a member of Wake EMC and lives with Peg and their daughter in Franklinton. He is donating one hundred percent of the book’s proceeds to the Alzheimer’s Association. Printed and distributed by Ingram Sparks. Hardcover, 79 pages, $24.95.
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