Read: Heat

One of those things you may or may not think about. Heat. I love heat, always have. I’ll take heat over cold any day. But what Bill Streever brings to us with “Heat, Adventures in the World’s Fiery Places,” is … Read More

Read: The Atomic Bazaar

Who doesn’t love a bomb book? I thought this a fitting read as I sit in SoCal waiting for the crazy guy with the bad haircut to turn me to dust. Trump I mean. Who did you think I meant? … Read More

Read: Myth and Meaning

So I minored in anthropology. That means nothing in the grand scheme, but I can tell you with certainty that I was far more interested in my anthropology classes than I was in my photography classes. That’s called foreshadowing, or … Read More

Read: Writing my Wrongs

This book was in the trunk of a friend’s car. He handed to me and I dove straight in. You might think this book a departure from the kind of things I normally read but it really isn’t. I was … Read More

Read: Tree of Smoke

Denis Johnson can write. Just choose anything he’s done. But if you really want to sink your teeth in pick up Tree of Smoke. As many of you know the photography of the Vietnam War was what made me become … Read More

Read: The Man from Saigon

When I read the description of this book my first thought was “Catherine Leroy.” If you don’t know who this is you owe it to yourself, and to photography, to look her up. And if you call yourself a photojournalist, … Read More

Read: The Old Ways

“A Journey on Foot.” Just think about that. When people say “The world is a small place,” I always add “Unless you are on foot.” It’s true. Our rock is huge when you are under your own power. “Th Old … Read More

Read: Rest

I loved this book from Alex Soojung-Kim Pang. Yes, the back fifth of the book is a notes section which references the work, lives and examples of other folks. So the book fits a certain look, design and feel of … Read More

Read: The Last Magazine

Okay, I’ll read anything that shines a light, however unflattering, into the darkness of the editorial world. Fiction, nonfiction etc. But I’m getting ahead of myself. If you faithfuls remember, a few short weeks ago I posted about another book … Read More

Read: The Sympathizer (Pulitzer for Fiction)

This is a great book but I can’t give it a full review. Let me explain. “The Sympathizer” won the Pulitzer for Fiction so literary folks far more intelligent than I have given this book by Viet Thanh Nguyen their … Read More

Read: The Operators

I’m fascinated by war, but I don’t dream about it nor do I think it’s a good thing. I’m interested in the guts of it, the truth of it no matter how damaging, and I’m truly f%$%$# intrigued by why … Read More

Read: Tracks

You probably know all about this little story, and so did I for the most part, but I still enjoyed reading this book. Robyn Davidson isn’t your typical human, so the idea of walking from Alice Springs to the Indian … Read More

Read: Heroes of the Frontier

Dave Eggers is quite the guy. Prolific author, nonprofit founder, magazine publisher, etc. If I wasn’t so bitterly jealous I would have linked out to all his endeavors, but just think of me NOT doing this as my little bit … Read More

Read: The Fool’s Progress

I’m sad that Edward Abbey is gone. I’d love to have this guy roaming the Earth and lending his perspective on things. Abbey was such a strange blend. He seemed to walk both sides of many situations, one of the … Read More

Read: The Great Fires

I don’t know ANYTHING about poetry. Nothing. Nada. However, at times it FEELS like maybe I write poetry. Not here on the website, only in my daily notebook. I never looked at it as poetry, just a stream on nonsense … Read More

Read: Warlock

Okay, so I’ve come to the conclusion that every single Western I’ve ever seen is based on this book. All of them. Even the ones that came out before this book. Warlock by Oakley Hall is a classic. Good guys, … Read More

Read: Thrive

I don’t read the Huffington Post. I never have. So I guess you could say I’m behind the Huffington Curve. It’s not that I have anything against the Post. I actually don’t know anything about it. I don’t read it … Read More

Read: Big Magic

I didn’t want to read this book, but I am truly glad I did. Elizabeth Gilbert gave us “Eat, Pray, Love” a book that sold somewhere around a trillion copies.(Approximately) Sometimes when an author has a success such as EPL … Read More