Read: Everyday Matters

A tough situation. A family doing well. Then, a major accident and all lives change. Danny Gregory teaches himself to draw and allows the pen, brush and color to help reveal the world around him. A memoir with several twists. … Read More

Read: The Panama Papers

During the time I read this book I asked everyone I came in contact with how they felt about “The Panama Papers.” A grand total of ONE person knew what I was talking about. ONE. I guess I’m strange. I … Read More

Read: A Meal in Winter

138 pages. That’s it. One small day in one small moment in time. Men. Alone in war. Then not alone but compromised in a variety of ways. Emotion. Bitter cold. Conflict. This book blew me away with a simmering quiet. … Read More

Read: Once Upon a Time in Russia

I read everything that Ben Mezrich writes. If you know him then you might too. If you don’t know him just understand that when you read a Mezrich book you will find yourself saying “No f&^%$%$ way,” about every ten … Read More

Read: Bad Country

I read a wide variety of publication. Fiction, nonfiction, graphic novel, comic book, pamphlet and even auto mags when I’m waiting for my tires to get rotated. Sometimes I just want a good story. Something that sucks me in and … Read More

Read: The River Swimmer

Two stories. I’m starting to think it would be easy to underestimate these books. I read them in one sitting. Your mind begins to play tricks. That was effortless, so easy. There are a few lines I’ll take with me … Read More

Read: The Farmer’s Daughter

This is getting out of hand. More Harrison. But I can’t stop. There is another after this. The problem is he writes great stories. I’m not a novella or short story fan, never have been, until now. These stories aren’t … Read More

Read: True North

Good grief. I don’t even know where to start. Story. Sadness. Character. I was so involved in this story I didn’t see the ending coming, and the ending is a repeat of the first chapter of the book. Nature, human … Read More

Read: 109 East Palace

In “The 505” this book has major street cred. I’d heard about it for years, but finally realized, as I was driving to go launch a mountain bike ride, that I was driving by some of the EXACT locations described … Read More

Read: Legends of the Fall

I was never a fan of novellas until now. You probably know “Legends of the Fall” by Jim Harrison or perhaps you have seen the movie, but until you read these things you can’t truly understand how good they are. … Read More

Read: The Book of Tea

This book is magic but in a very subdued way. I’m not sure how I got this book. Must have downloaded it by accident, but I’m glad I did. Tea is a part of my life, and I have friends … Read More

Read: Off to the Side

You are going to want to own this book. A memoir. My suggestion is to get the hardcover from the library, take your time, read it then return it. Then buy a stack of softcovers and keep them in your … Read More

Read: Denali’s Howl

Things did not end well. I have zero interest in climbing the high mountains, nor do I want to visit the “Death Zone,” before I’m at least 80 and preferably while I’m poolside in Boca, but for some reason I … Read More

Read: In Search of the Old Ones

What happened to the Anasazi remains a gray area for those who have attempted to decipher the riddle. The landscape of the American Southwest is a minefield of former peoples who passed on, moved on, lost battles or simply disappeared. … Read More

Read: Soul of Nowhere

Craig Childs is a poet. He might not describe himself that way, but after you read his work you realize he has a certain way with words and a certain way with the wilds, and when the two merge you … Read More

Read: It’s What I Do

Sometimes when I catch a glimpse of a lens hood swinging off a shoulder I get excited. Excited to think about someone on the hunt for images. Photographers are a strange breed. Obsessed. Possessed. Independent. Fragile. There are many other … Read More

Read: Walden on Wheels

“The Screwed Generation.” I like that. I also like this book. The author,a proud member of the first generation to have it worse off than their parents, has quite a story to tell. Walden on Wheels is a voyage through … Read More

Read: Breath

Two years ago I found myself in Western Australia heading north out of Perth for an unknown destination. Stopped in a small town on the coast a friend turned to me and said “This is the town where Tim Winton … Read More