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.

Read: Trees on Mars

Ever wonder about the future? Technology? The message we are being spoon fed? Refreshing to read a fact based counter point to the illusion of the tech-based future of perfection. Just read it.

Read: Worst Case Scenario

Yes, I’m still in Paris. Walked entire length of both the 10th and 11th last night from about 5:30 to 7PM. Searching for Helmet Newcake, a gluten free bakery that turned out to be closed. As you can see, the … Read More

Read: Paris Journal

This photo is supposed to make you drop to your knees in front of the one you love and proclaim they hold the key to your heart. Begin now…ahem. Yesterday went like this. 1-Slept till 11:30AM. (A total of ten … Read More

Read: Tortilla Flat

It’s a f%$%$#$ Steinbeck. Just read it. After a recent trip to Monterrey I thought it appropriate to revisit a long lost friend. John Steinbeck. An American treasure for those of you don’t don’t know. Author, winner of the Nobel … Read More

Read: Newport Journal

There is no way to hide the awkwardness of eating a footlong, frozen, chocolate covered banana. Man, woman or child. This beast wasn’t designed for public consumption, and yet you walk the shoreline during the summer months and there they … Read More

Read: Several Ways to Die in Mexico City

I was going to go to Mexico City, but now I’m not. I can’t say this decision is entirely based on this book by Kurt Hollander, but what this book did was remind me of my fragility. I’m already sick, … Read More

Read: Data and Goliath

This just happened. Oops. If you read this book I want you to focus on the pickle. It’s a book about big data, surveillance and freedom vs convenience, but I want you thinking like this book is one of those … Read More

Read: First Stop in the New World

I have to admit, my view of Mexico City was similar to author David Lida’s when he made his first trip. “Ah, Mexico City…crime, pollution, kidnappings, etc.” And after reading this book, yes, true to some degree, but perhaps not … Read More

Read: El Narco by Ioan Grillo

Wow. How much of this do I want to know? All of it. This is a history book punctuated by intense, first-person, real-world, detailed accounts. Within the first ten pages you begin to wonder how a book like this even … Read More