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

Read: Small Acts of Disappearance

This book was recommended to me by Lorenzo, and for this I have to say “Thank you.” On the surface this is a collection of essays about a woman with an eating disorder, but the book is so much more. … Read More

Read: This Machine Kills Secrets

As you know, I have a thing for hacking, those who hack, those who leak and those who provide the platforms for leaking. I actually don’t do any of these things myself, nor do I actually know anyone who does, … Read More

Read: The Book Thief

Yes, that is a photo of a Kindle. Get over it. There are more on the way. I love the Kindle, when I travel. As soon as I get home I go back to paper. It’s awesome having both. Much … Read More

Read: Finding Beauty in a Broken World

This book haunted me right from the beginning. A part of me didn’t want to read this book, and I’m not sure why? Perhaps I was feeling fragile and KNEW what I was in for, but this book turned out … Read More

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