Norman McCombs turned a period of grief and reflection into a therapeutic exercise as he wrote about his family history after losing his wife.
Before the story of his historical work, he explains his understanding of true love and the nature of faith. Michael asks about finding reasons to be, reasons to write, and reasons to be irrational from time to time. On the topic of history, both Michael and Norman have family connections on either side of the American Revolution as well as the War of 1812, which leads to a discussion of Canada-US relations over time and the direction of America now.
Norman also offers his insights into teaching engineers, the nature of compromise and starting a second book.