Read: White Tears

This book took a turn. A real turn. Loved the beginning and when the turn came, about midway, I didn’t quite see it coming. Music. Obsession. Collection. Greed. All wound into one well written, tightly wrapped package. “White Tears,” by … Read More

Read: The Peregrine

This book is considered a classic in nature writing. Classic. I need to thank Alex for dropping this on my door. Much appreciated. And seeing as I now have a bird fetish the book had even more resonance. Two days … Read More

Read: The Beauty in Breaking

A memoir. A doctor doing what she does. If you have ever spent any time around an emergency room, either as a patient or witness, then you know what kind of place it really is. Not easy. I’ve had many … Read More

Read: Refuge

She did it again. Terry Tempest Williams walks to the plate and hits yet another home run. “Refuge, An Unnatural History of Family and Place,” is heartbreaking yet fills your lungs with crisp, lake air. Salt Lake to be exact, … Read More

Read: Where the Water Goes

Houston, we have a problem. Okay, San Diego, Los Angeles, Tucson, and Phoenix, we REALLY have a problem. Water. The Colorado River sustains a massive number of people in this country and every single gallon is already owned by someone. … Read More

Read: Some Rise by Sin

If you are a photographer and don’t know Philip Caputo then today is your lucky day. A Rumor of War is the book that put Caputo on the map but for you photogs, Delcorso’s Gallery is a must. Today we … Read More

Read: The Border

Have to thank my friend Jack for reaching out a few years ago and asking “You ever read Power of the Dog?” That moment changed my literary life. The man behind Power of the Dog is Don Winslow. Winslow writes … Read More

Read: The Cult of the Dead Cow

Ya, I’m intrigued by hacking and cybersecurity. Probably because I’m such an expert. You know how great I am with technology and electronics. Cult of the Dead Cow, the title of the original hacking supergroup, was written by Joseph Menn … Read More

Read: Stringer

Okay, I’m a total sucker for journalism books. Always have been. The Year of Living Dangerously, The Quiet American, River of Time, Salvador, Night Letters, Rum Diary, etc. Sucker. Total sucker. Might as well add Anjan Sundaram’s “Stringer” to the … Read More

Read: Sandworm

Okay, the Russians don’t mess around. Wait, strike that. They do but only in the sense of wreaking massive international destruction via what could arguably be considered the most talented team of hackers on Earth. And they are not shy … Read More

Read: The Grandmaster

Chess people are odd. Ya, you heard me. You, me, and the rest of us. Odd. Now, when it comes to chess players and oddity there are rankings involved. I’m not that odd but I’m also not that good. In … Read More

Read: Messing with the Enemy

For me, this was a must-read. A LOT of notes taken on this baby and even photographed the entire “Notes” section at the end. When I talk about social media, as I often do on this site, I feel like … Read More

Read: Breaking and Entering

Today is Veteran’s Day. Make sure you reach out to someone who served and check-in to see how they are doing or if they need anything. I mean it. They deserve our time and energy, and our thanks. Okay, shortly … Read More

Read: A Door in the Earth

I’ve been fascinated by Afghanistan for as long as I can remember. Then, in college, I found Afghanistan 1980-1989\ by Ed Grazda and was even more fascinated. Then I found Night Letters by Rob Schulties and my obsession became even … Read More

Read: Law of the Jungle

Yes, this book is about Colombia, the FARC, buried treasure, and American hostages, and it’s very well done, but that is not what I’m going to tell you about this book. Just get it and read it for yourself. What … Read More

Read: Jet Girl

I have never served in the military. I did have a draft card, however, and what I remember about it was how nervous it made me. You see, I was born on the first day of the year and what … Read More

Read: Biography of a Germ

I’ve been dealing with Lyme Disease since 2014. Lyme is like my shadow. I am someone unlucky enough to endure something called “Chronic Lyme,” which means marathon of illness, not sprint. This has simply been the greatest health challenge of … Read More

Read: The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

This is a beautiful book. The author, Arundhati Roy, who happens to be a Booker Prize winner knows her way around the page. And she knows how to weave an elaborate tale filled with tiny, wonderful details. The location, various … Read More