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

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

Read: Physics of the Future

I have no business liking physics. When I tell you I am mathematically illiterate just know I’m not making a joke or being self-deprecating. I suck at math. But for some reason, physics always made sense. So when I found … Read More

Read: Enrique’s Journey

la guerra sin nombre, the war with no name. This is a heartbreaking book. As someone who has worked on the border, crossed over legally and perhaps otherwise over the years, I can say I still only know a tiny … Read More

Read: Killers of the Flower Moon

This book is heartbreaking but entirely in line with what you would expect when it comes to the white man encountering Native Americans. Let me try to summarize without butchering the plot. The Osage. A tribe we boot off their … Read More

Read: Powering the Dream

I love the idea of renewable energy and green technology. I think about it all the time. And I don’t even really know that much about it. I love solar, wind, waves, etc.I ride my bike almost everywhere, to offset … Read More

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: 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: 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

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