Read: Seven Brief Lessons on Physics

Okay, before you go thinking I’m intelligent and that I read physics books for sport just know that I will need to read this little book at least a dozen times before any of the contents will even begin to … Read More

Read: The Spectator Bird

Man this guy can write. The photography world has it’s share of what we will call shenanigans when it comes to the elite telling everyone else what is good or bad, but photography doesn’t hold a candle to the literary … Read More

Read: Chasing the Scream

The War on Drugs is one of those things I find fascinating/depressing from a variety of angles. We’ve probably all been singed by it at some point. Family members, friends, friends of friends, caught up, locked down, shut out or … Read More

Read: All the Wild that Remains

As many of you know, I’m a man of The West. I love open spaces, and when I find someone who understand this region, and can write about it, well, I just about fall in love. David Gessner’s “All the … Read More

Read: Dead Wake

I know little about history. I make no claim otherwise. And even the things I THINK I know about, often times, turn out with different endings. But that’s okay. What other choice do I have? So I read. Trying to … Read More

Read: The Billion Dollar Spy

I love a cyanide pill as much as the next guy, so what’s not to like about David E. Hoffman’s “The Billion Dollar Spy?” Being forty-seven-years-old I remember The Cold War, and I remember the underlying threat simmering just below … Read More

Read: Almost Somewhere

Humor goes a long way with me. I spend much of my time around photography, and there is a dire lack of humor floating around the Halls of Photo Justice. But Suzanne Robert’s “Almost Somewhere” has enough humor to cover … Read More

Read: Dirt Work

I loved this book. Christine Byl’s “Dirt Work, An Education in the Woods,” reads so smoothly I found myself reading and rereading passage after passage just because I found them so demanding of my contemplation. Her fluctuating definitions of wild … Read More

Read: Buried in the Sky

I have no interest in climbing high mountains. Well, let’s say anything over about 14,000 feet. I’ve been higher in the Andes, but it wasn’t a pure climb unless you consider a Mercedes Sprinter Van “unassisted climbing.” Things like Everest … Read More

Read: The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test

I’m sure many of you know this book, and yes, this book arrived on shelves decades ago, but I never knew the real hippies. I was born in 1969, and by the mid 70’s it was all beginning to come … Read More

Read: Quiet

I actually finished this book while in the middle of a party with at least 300 people. I sat on a chair and read. “You can do that?” someone asked. “Yep.” Susan Cain brings us this book, “Quiet, The Power … Read More

Read: Life and Death in the Andes

This is a fantastic book. Read it. Certain people have a writing style that is as easy to consume as real gelato. Smooth, creamy and fattening in all the right ways. The problem you will have with this book, especially … Read More

Read: Paris to the Pyrenees

“Do we have time for a visit?” I asked, checking my pedometer and watch. “About three months,” Alison reminded me. “Who’s keeping track, other than you?” I have to say, at first I was not interested in reading this book. … Read More

Read: 438 Days

Several weeks ago I got in an elevator, punched my desired floor and waited while the doors creaked shut. Several minutes later the device made a groaning sound followed by a chorus of metal on metal noises then shuddered to … Read More

Read: The Quest by Daniel Yergin

Do you really think I’m going to recommend a 700 page book about energy? Because I am. Daniel Yergin is the Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Prize and his latest creation The Quest is a beauty of a follow … Read More

Read: This is Your Brain on Music

There is a line in the movie Margin Call where the Jeremy Irons character is asking a young analyst to sum up his findings in regard to an impending financial collapse of epic proportion. “Please, speak to me as you … Read More

Read: Extreme Medicine by Kevin Fong + More

You might be wondering what the “+ More” from the title is referring to, so I’ll tell you. I read paper books, but I also read on the Kindle. Difficult to do the cover image of the book when you … Read More

Read: Alone on the Wall

If you don’t know of Alex Honnold prepare to have your mind blown. A little context. I made my first attempt at rock climbing in about 1990 while attending the University of Texas in Austin. I was assigned to make … Read More