Publisher Norbert Blei introduced Dick Purinton to an attentive audience at the Sister Bay Public Library on Saturday, December 5. Blei inspired Purinton to keep a journal for a year recording his thoughts about weather, operating a ferry boat company, and day-to-day life living on an island. The journal has been turned into a wonderful book entitled Words on Water: a Ferryman’s Journal, Washington Island, WI. Purinton is a gifted writer and a talented storyteller. Copies of this book are available at local libraries or can be ordered from Cross + Roads Press: P.O. Box 33, Ellison Bay, WI 54210.