Read: Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman

This book is a bit deceiving in the sense that I thought I would be reading about three individuals but the fishing chapter is actually broken out into several people including a riverman, shrimpers on the gulf and a fisherman … Read More

Read: Unbelieveable

This book is a train wreck, which is why I read it. You know going in what you are about to find, most of which has already been well played out over the past year, but the small behind-the-scenes details … Read More

Read: The Hour of Land

Okay, The Hour of Land is rocketing to the top of my “books of the year,” list. I’m not entirely sure what year this book was written, but seeing as I just found it…it’s going on my 2018 short list. … Read More

Read: Icefall

The world is a dangerous place. For John All the danger comes in falling into a crevasse, alone in the high mountains near Everest. And on top of Everest and in the sticky Central American jungle among other places, and … Read More

Read: The Time in Between

So I have mixed feelings about this book. I have no idea where I got this book or how it ended up in my house, but it was there, so I read it. This book received a lot of recognition … Read More

Read: Food of the Gods

This book blew me away. Nine pages of notes from this baby. So, Terence McKenna is well known in the literally world, especially the branch of this world that deals with drugs. I think there are different categories of McKenna … Read More

Read: American Wolf

Okay, Nate Blakeslee’s “American Wolf” made my blood boil. I’m guessing you are familiar with the wolf situation in the American West, but I know there are more than a few Euro types who read this site, so let me … Read More

Read: Inside the Company, CIA Diary

Okay, “Inside the Company, CIA Diary” is dense. Really dense. A detailed nearly day-by-day, play-by-play diary of Phil Agee’s time inside the CIA. The content is fascinating but you have to want to read this. Within a few short pages … Read More

Read: The Reluctant Fundamentalist

This is a beautiful book. So smoothly written it felt EFFORTLESS. The entire book is based on one conversation, in one cafe in Pakistan. In short, The Reluctant Fundamentalist is about the changing shape of humanity and the global, interconnected … Read More

Read: The Mediterranean Caper

FIRST POST OF NEW YEAR. PLEASE ALERT THE MEDIA Yes I read a Clive Cussler. Damnit there are 150,000,000 copies of his books in print, so what the Hell. I had to do it. I know what you literary snobs … Read More

Read: Notes on a Foreign Country

Really enjoyed this book. A few thoughts. 1. What we learned in history class was a version of history. 2. Americans in general lack basic understanding of American history, especially when it comes to foreign policy. 3. If you are … Read More

Read: A Short History of Nearly Everything

You thought I stopped reading? Nah. Just dug deep with some thicker books and also had both of my jobs ramp up significantly in the past few weeks. Just know I’m never far from at least one book. So Bill … Read More

Read: Solitude

I am so conflicted about this book. That’s probably a good thing. Okay, this book has many layers but I’m going to butcher a short explanation here. Guy with interesting and varied life bounces around in the world, has deep … Read More

Read: Uncommon Carriers

John McPhee is a super smooth writer. This is my second book of his, and I’ve got a third lined up on the shelf behind me, a behemoth that looks like it must be 800-pages. Having said that, this book … Read More

Read: Lighting the World

I have mixed feelings about this book, like most books. Jim Rogers, the author and former chairman of massive energy company, doesn’t provide solutions just hope and a few predictions if you will. You can’t really knock him for this … Read More

Read: Braving It

Books like Braving It are like candy to me. You open, start eating and suddenly you are on a serious sugar high. Alaska, father and daughter, epic conditions and the ever changing land and family relationships. I did a five-day … Read More