Read: Hue, 1968

Why read a 500+ page book about a battle that happened in 1968? Several reasons. First, I became a photographer because of the photography that came out of the Vietnam War. Second, Hue was the battle that turned the tide … Read More

Read: North

Scott Jurek is an ultrarunning legend. Seeing as I know nothing about Ultrarunning, I’d never heard of him. He’s won everything that “these people” want to win. He decides to go after the speed record on the Appalachian Trail, which … Read More

Read: Old School

Old School by Tobias Wolff is a book to keep on your shelf. Quiet yet so powerful. If I had to translate into movie terms, which I’m sure the author would hate, I would say somewhere between Dead Poet’s Society … Read More

Read: Satori

You can pick up anything from Don Winslow and know you are going to find a good read. His border books are legendary, and I highly recommend all of them. Satori is a slightly different animal. Satori is a prequel … Read More

Read: Shibumi

You know how busy I’ve been if it’s September and my yearly book total is hovering around the forty book mark, half of my normal yearly total. Looks like it’s only going to get worse, but I’m not complaining. Love … Read More

Read: The Quantum Spy

So I just finished LAB 257 which was like having my head placed in a vice with the handle slowly turning. I needed something easy, something fresh, something doable. Enter The Quantum Spy by David Ignatius. It’s a spy book. … Read More

Read: Lab 257

I have Lyme Disease. I’ve had it for nearly five years. In short, Lyme has changed my entire life and is something I deal with on a daily basis. If I’m awake, I’m dealing with it.(As I write this my … Read More

Creative: Map-Making

This is a beautiful book. I just visited one of the best photobook stores in the United States, and I could easily see this book living in that environment. If the economics were right. Or, I could see these authors … Read More

Read: Sixty Meters to Anywhere

This is a quick read, but don’t let that fool you. A memoir. Good kid with bad problems does wrong, survives and attempts to make right. What pulls him from the edge of the abyss is family, luck, drive and … Read More

Read: The Girl on the Train

A slow motion train wreck, but that’s the point. This was a great story by an author who knows the weaknesses of both the human mind and the human body, but also knows that even inside the deepest, darkest hole … Read More

Read: Rough Animals

Okay, so here’s the deal. I found out about this book at a small party in Santa Fe. It was recommended to me, and I’m glad it was, but it was recommended on the suggestion that the author was potentially … Read More

Creative: Frank Jackson Journal

You gotta love Frank. Just doing his thing. And that thing varies depending on what hat he is wearing although I’ve never actually seem him wearing a hat. But don’t get distracted from the good. I’ve written about and featured … Read More

Read: Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

Not gonna pretend I completely comprehend the contents of this book, but I will venture back to it from time to time. I would buy this book in paper form and leave it on the shelf with the other books … Read More

Read: Epidemic

This was a great f^%$%^% book, but not in the traditional elegant way of an English novel or book of poetry. This book read like a spy novel only it was all too real, documenting the Ebola outbreak in West … Read More

Read: The Modern Mercenary

Just a little light reading about private military contractors. For those of you looking for a light read, a tale of adventure, a few quick notes about PMC’s followed by two hundred pages of first person “I could die out … Read More

Creative: American Backyard

Pay attention to this one. From time to time, a project comes along that makes me stop and take notice. From time to time, that same project comes along in Blurb book form and this REALLY makes me stop and … Read More

Read: The Water Will Come

This from today’s Guardian. Sea level rise in Florida. Now to matters at hand. I’ve said since The Freak got elected that in some ways we deserve this buffoon. When the population is so greedy, so selfish, so uneducated and … Read More