Read: H is for Hawk

This book came out a few years ago and won several literary prizes. I still managed to avoid it. And then, like a hawk, I pounced. Last week I met a gallery owner who specializes in ancient, Japanese armor. My … Read More

Read: Deep Creek

I had never heard of Pam Houston. Sam Houston, yes, I’d heard of him, but not Pam. My bad. Apparently, she is famous. I somehow missed this point. But, I’m catching up and I chose a good book to do … Read More

Read: American Meteor

Just get it and read it. I think this is a wonderful book. Came out of nowhere. Apparently, this is a stand-alone book of a three-book series. Norma Lock’s American Meteor. Manifest Destiny, the Civil War, Battle of the Little … Read More

Creative: Selfie Book, Esben Melbye

Esben is Danish. Need I say more. This means he’s eccentric, speaks an ancient, impossible to learn or understand language and is prone to bouts of cycling, beer drinking, and wild adventure. You would like him. I badgered him for … Read More

Creative: Flemming Bo Jensen, LayFlat Dreams

We all know Flemming. He’s got Viking blood. He presses the button for a living. He makes the occasional book. See how easy this secretly transitioned into a Blurb-related post. I’m so clever. Blurb layflat test book from Flemming Bo … Read More

Creative: The Power of Vague

This just in. The cover of your precious book is important. Some might say critical. I would say “You never get a second chance at a first impression,” but I would never say that because that would be a terrible … Read More

Read: The Road to Little Dribbling

Everyone needs a Bryson book from time to time. Just seeing his name makes me laugh, and he has the skill to poke fun at us, them and himself while never truly offending anyone, at least anyone that matters. “The … Read More

Creative: Innards, Janet Neuhauser

This is not a post about Janet Neuhauser’s photography. That I will leave to you to research and understand, but just know she is a committed pinhole photographer and someone who has been at the photographic trade for many years. … Read More

Read: The Origins of Creativity

Edward O. Wilson managed to win not one Pulitzer but two. That is no easy feat. And yet there he is. The Origins of Creativity seemed like a good book to investigate. After all, I’m supposed to be this creative … Read More

Read: Bhagavad Gita

Okay, much more on this in the near future. But for now, just know I’m not a religious person, at all, nor would I consider myself that spiritual. Nature has always been my temple, church, ashram if you will. However, … Read More

Read: Snow Crash

Yep, legendary book. And I’m probably the last one to find it. I don’t like science fiction. Never found the genre that interesting. But then again, I like this book. I really like it. And others, now that I think … Read More

Read: A Whale for the Killing

I love Farley Mowat. Never Cry Wolf, People of the Deer, The Snow Walker, etc. He was a national treasure. Sadly not ours. Damn Canadians. But not unlike a lot of other folks who ended up being labeled as an … Read More

Read: Into the Silence

This is one of the best adventure books I’ve ever read. But get this my friends, this book is DENSE. In a good way. Into the Silence by Wade Davis details the potentially failed 1924 Everest summit attempt that claimed … Read More

Creative: Update, New Publishing Project

Okay, one step closer to the prize. Not sure what that prize is but that is another matter. This is the second post in a series about my new publishing project. Need to say this again, right up front and … Read More

Read: Station Eleven

Nearly to the end of chapter two I found myself asking “Why am I reading this?” And then I read the last sentence. Holy sh%$. This book was good, really good. But there is an underlying message I can’t help … Read More

Read: Nomadland

Yes, there is all kinds of phony shit regarding hipsters and van life. In fact the hashtag #vanlife went on to become something of a phenomenon. But, most of it is total bullshit. However, there is a rapidly growing segment … Read More