Book Buzz: Life Thru One’s Own Eyes by Irving Vinger

Nature and its compelling forces have always impacted many people. It leaves an indelible mark in the lives of many people. This is the paradox of life people beset continuously with—goes the theme of this narrative account. Author Irving Vinger, enthralled by the magic spell of nature, vibrantly captures nature's beauty in writing while delineating his viewpoint on social, economic, and political issues of Canada and the United States of America. These two nations are close to his heart.

The stark reality of living in a peaceful haven with its immense beauty is reflected in his growing up years in the highlands of a small village in Quebec, Canada. Now living in the "land of milk and honey"— comes with the naked truth that man tends to have a propensity for violence, perpetuated by his desire to amass immeasurable wealth, fame, and glory.

Man's continued appreciation of nature reflects their way of life, which catapulted them to embrace its inherent influence aiming for positive growth in their communities. An example of this catalyst for change begins the narration that kicks off with a call for a general Federal Election by then Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen Harper, in October of 2015. The majority of Canadians voted for an inexperienced young contender—with his quick wit, calm demeanor, and level-headedness—and an overwhelming victory for Justin Trudeau as the new Prime minister— an unprecedented 11-week most prolonged election period in Canada's history, allowing it to form a majority government.

The author's way of presenting his narrative that recounts his observation paves the way for the challenges ensuing the two elections in the North American region. Vinger showcases the other counterpart: the elections of President Donald Trump in 2016; his sentiment reiterates an in-depth discussion of the pros and cons of the aspiring presidential candidates and their electoral campaigns.

Life Thru One's Own Eyes is an eye-opener by which Irving demonstrates the fall of 2015 with the changing of the leaves across the massive Northern territory; in his words--it saw the dynamism in the bright yellows, and flaming oranges and fiery reds as a metaphor for real profound change--a reflection as gleaned from the book depicts the Canadians taking in the message of the Canadian geese in formation flying south across the border as an opportunity for sweeping change.

Irving Vinger urges the readers to pay attention to nature's light displays, or aptly calls 'mother nature's magic tricks,' which reminds us of the breaking sunlight, rainbow's trimmings, colored swatches of cloud, the spectrum colors in the sky, lightning, aurora, halo, to name a few--that we, humans, at times, fail to discern what nature is telling us: the power of observations and how we ought to look at nature with a discriminating eye and how we value them to bring about growth, development, and eventually, success in an individual and constituent in a thriving nation--is what this book is all about.

Life Thru One's Own Eyes is a wake-up call kind of account with the author's personal experience and valuable insights of events, inviting readers to do some reflection as they read through the text. Irving Vinger advocates his readers to revive our desire for a better world, only if by embracing a catalyst for change, we could painstakingly inculcate the values of nationhood and family.

The author ably balances his discursive analysis of two selected political rhetoric aspects with his awe-inspiring description of nature; a touch of Brexit and some other social and economic topics add to his holistic approach in his narrative.

Life Thru One's Own Eyes is a wake-up call kind of account with the author's personal experience and valuable insights of events, inviting readers to do some reflection as they read through the text.

Life Thru One’s Own Eyes by Irving Vinger

58 Pages

ISBN 9781546212058

The author was born and grew up on the streets of Montreal, Quebec, Canada, during the 1940s. His parents had emigrated from Poland in the 1920s and met and married in Montreal. Although the world was at war, he and his parents and one older brother living in the center of the city near “the Mountain” felt very safe and secure. He walked to his elementary school, a few blocks away, on his own. He played with his friends on the streets of their neighborhood without supervision, coming home only for dinner and nighttime. His parents spoke Yiddish and English at home. His father was a tailor, and his mother a homemaker. They had a strong belief in the power of education and community and were very active in many community organizations. His brother, five and one-half years older than him, graduated from High School and went into the clothing business with their father and was very successful. The author, motivated daily by his family’s belief in higher education, graduated from medical school at McGill University in 1966. He is a board-certified Family Physician and has practiced and taught Family Medicine in both Canada and the United States. He and his wife and their two young sons moved to the Miami-Kendall area in 1976. He has been very involved in many community activities. He was the chair of the Long Term Ombudsmen Council for Dade and Monroe Counties in the ’80s. He and his wife still reside in South Florida and now live in Delray Beach, very close to the wetland attractions that he writes about in the book. This is his first book.