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

Read: The Wisdom of Yoga

For those of you who don’t know, yoga is a big part of my life. I’m not going to wax poetic about this practice however. Yoga occupies only about thirty-minutes of my day, but it’s perhaps the most important thirty-minutes … Read More

Read: Surrender to the Flow

I met Phyllis Lane about twenty years ago at The Santa Fe Workshops. She is a total badass. Not the punch you in the neck kind of badass. Not at all. She’s the other kind of badass. The creative type. … Read More

Read: The Info Mesa

I normally run about ten years behind, so reading this book solidified this reality. Turns out the place I call home, at least part-time, is a tech uber-hub. Data, tech, science, running at fever pitch levels on the mesa. This … Read More

Read: In the Shadows of the Sun

Enjoyed this. Ranching, American West, WWII, prisoners of war, testing of the atomic bomb, family, landscape, light, nature. Gave me flashbacks to childhood and made me feel at home because I read it while in Santa Fe.