Read: Thrive

I don’t read the Huffington Post. I never have. So I guess you could say I’m behind the Huffington Curve. It’s not that I have anything against the Post. I actually don’t know anything about it. I don’t read it … Read More

Read: Big Magic

I didn’t want to read this book, but I am truly glad I did. Elizabeth Gilbert gave us “Eat, Pray, Love” a book that sold somewhere around a trillion copies.(Approximately) Sometimes when an author has a success such as EPL … Read More

Read: High Tide In Tucson

This is a great book. Barbara Kingsolver, besides having a super sturdy name, is a beautiful writer. Women write about nature in a truthful, faithful and honest way that is simply different than how men do it. Kingsolver probably isn’t … Read More

Read: Silence

Okay, I’m going to keep this short so I can grossly stereotype the entire world. I will say there are people who would read this book and others who won’t. Just by looking at the title. So, if this sounds … Read More

Read: Cannabis, A History

I know what you are thinking. “Man, this Milnor guy must be a total burner, stoner, head, Rasta.” Or maybe he goes by “Sir Smokesalot?” No. Nothing could be further from the truth, but with marijuana legalization in the news, … Read More

Read: Fire on the Mountain

It’s a book about New Mexico! What more do I have to say? Ranching, the government, the military, land grabs and the landscape. This book will fire you up, especially if you know anyone who has lost their home, their … Read More

Read: The Responsible Company

This was my follow up read to the “other” Patagonia book I posted about last week. “The Responsible Company” focuses more on business specifics, philosophy and what they have learned by trying to run a company without causing unnecessary harm. … Read More

Read: The Barbarian Nurseries

Jesus Christo this is a good book. Let me say this. This book hurts. It really hurts. Why? Because of where I live and what I used to do for a living. Héctor Tobar’s “The Barbarian Nurseries” hit me like … Read More

Read: The Blackhouse

I read a lot of nonfiction, but from time to time I need something to set me free. A good fiction book is a wonderful thing. Fiction allows me to paint a totally unique picture in my mind uncluttered by … Read More

Read: Lonesome Animals

This book is twisted which means it’s right up my alley. At one point I figured out one of the main plot twists, but it didn’t impact my experience or my feeling toward the book. It did make me wonder … Read More

Read: The Botany of Desire

I’m probably the only one who hasn’t read this book. Michael Pollan’s “The Botany of Desire” is the most well worn library book I’ve ever read. It’s wasted. But it still works. I’m not sure where to start on this … Read More

Read: On the Rez

If you haven’t read Ian Frazier’s “Great Plains” then take the time to do so. My second dance with Frazier came in the form of “On the Rez,” a book that drove me crazy in all the right ways. First … Read More

Read: Never Cry Wolf

For all I know I’ve already written about this book. I’ve read it at least a dozen times. Just being able to say “Farley Mowat” is enough reason to pick this baby up. The guy is a legend. Naturalist. You … Read More

Read: Grass, Soil, Hope

Having spent part of my life on a ranch in Wyoming I find myself being drawn back into the IDEA of that existence. Whether or not I will ever go near that life again is another matter, but I have … Read More

Read: In the Wake of the Plague

Turns out the plague was a real drag. Plague with a dose of Anthrax for good measure. Sounds rough, and it didn’t discriminate. If you were there, wrong place, wrong time, wrong rats and fleas, you were a goner. This … Read More

Read: The Killer Angels

I think I’m the only one who didn’t know about this book. Add it to the list of what eludes me. It’s good. Look up the definition of suspense and you might find this book. Even though you KNOW what … Read More

Read: The Secret Knowledge of Water

There is a lot more going on in the desert than you know. Craig Childs, once again, delivers what’s really going on and more in “The Secret Knowledge of Water,” an eloquently detailed book about things that border on the … Read More

Read: Barbarian Days

Buy this book. Get the paper version. Okay, if you have ZERO interest in surfing, I mean ZERO, then don’t buy it, but if you have ever had fun in two-foot shorebreak slop then this book is for you. If … Read More