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

Read: Dark Matter

A quick but fun read. Kinda like a version of The Terminator that never quite got made. Author probably hates that description but I enjoyed the book, so it’s all for good. And I remember where I was when I … Read More

Read: Finding Ultra

I’m late to the party once again, but a book is a book and I know that many of you would feel incomplete, even despondent, were it not for my book “reviews.” Wink, wink. Rich Roll is a guru of … Read More

Read: Barkskins

Maybe it was too late when the first hominid awoke and stared at the world. This is perhaps the underlying theme of this VAST and EPIC book. Now, a little background. Barkskins was given to me by a friend who … Read More

Read: The Line Becomes a River

Whoever recommended this book, thank you. If you have any interest in the border then read this book. What is this book? A detailed, historical look at the region? No. A book of facts and statistics? Not really. This book … Read More

Read: The Western Star

I needed a book like this. Given to me by a friend, The Western Star, is another book(Longmire #13) in a long line of books from Craig Johnson who is the creator of the “Longmire” series, which is now a … Read More

Creative: Teaching at Maine Media

More teaching? Yes. In fact, I’ve got THREE teaching opportunities coming up before the end of 2018. As many of you know, I’ve taken a break from teaching over the past few years, but was asked to return, mostly for … Read More

Read: Pieces of White Shell

Warning. If you are someone with a love of the open spaces, of Native American culture, history and story then this book will consume you. But this is a quiet book. “Simple.” It gives you the recipe but then it’s … Read More