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Good books read since previous lists on 12/20/20, 1/24/21, 7/7/21. What am I missing?

How I Learned To Understand The World: A Memoir by Hans Rosling
Wonder by R. J. Palacio
The Last American Aristocrat: The Brilliant Life and Improbable Education of Henry Adams by David S. Brown
Washington Schlepped Here by Christopher Buckley
The Crazyladies of Pearl Street by Trevanian
Incident At Twenty-Mile by Trevanian
Grace Notes by Brian Doyle
Exercised: Why Something We Never Evolved to Do Is Healthy and Rewarding by Daniel E. Lieberman
The Lady Who Liked Clean Restrooms by J.P. Donleavy
Land of Wolves by Craig Johnson
Robert E. Lee and Me: A Southerner’s Reckoning with the Myth of the Lost Cause by Ty Seidule
The Bomber Mafia by Malcolm Gladwell
This Living Hand And Other Essays by Edmund Morris
Conspiracy: A True Story of Power, Sex, and a Billionaire’s Secret Plot to Destroy a Media Empire by Ryan Holiday
Lives Of The Stoics by Ryan Holiday
Way Off The Road by Bill Geist
Throwin Way Leg: Tree-Kangaroos, Possums, And Penis Gourds by Tim Flannery
One Summer: America 1927 by Bill Bryson
Last Night by James Salter
The Feather Thief by Kirk Wallace Johnson
Ghost Soldiers by Hampton Sides
Ocean of Words: Army Stories by Ha Jin
A Death in Belmont by Sebastian Junger
Another Kind Of Eden by James Lee Burke
Travels With Epicurus by Daniel Klein
The Socrates Express: In Search of Life Lessons From Dead Philosophers by Eric Weiner
The Encheiridion by Epictetus
The Lady And The Monk: Four Seasons in Kyoto by Pico Iyer
The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon
Half-Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls
Boomsday by Christopher Buckley
On The Black Hill by Bruce Chatwin
Seldom Disappointed: A Memoir by Tony Hillerman

Wednesday, 9/29/21

Sir Roger Bannister honored at Westminster Abbey

You probably would like Twin Tracks: The Autobiography of Roger Bannister …A jolly good/brilliant fellow, for sure.

Monday, 9/27/21

Sore Is Good, Pain Is Bad: The Workout of a 79-Year-Old Who Twice Summited Mount Everest

Saturday, 9/25/21

Can you beat Cassie the robot in a 5k? Read

On a giant violin in Venice. Enjoy

Friday, 9/24/21

The joy of rude place names

Wednesday, 9/22/21

Alex Hutchinson: Nature Is Medicine. But What’s The Right Dose? …Check your home address. No. 1 son lives in Mt. Shasta, CA and gets an impressive 87. We live very close to a green belt and the Willamette River. Our score is 58. Our prior residence in Santa Clarita gets a 20.

Tuesday, 9/21/21

San Francisco marathoners were required to wear masks on some portions of the course. …,Meanwhile

Friday, 9/17/21

Last night we ran a 5K at Dorris Ranch. Results. …Sorta tough. On rocky truck and scattered filbert trails. Pretty, though. My time was almost three minutes slower than the recent 5K on pancake flat streets in downtown Eugene.

Dorris Ranch at 115 m.p.h. video. Best viewed with the sound off.

Tuesday, 9/14/21

Diary entry by a Portland, Oregon citizen dated 9/14/1927, approximately four months after Lindbergh’s historic flight from New York to Paris:

On September 14, 1927, Charles “Lindy” Lindberg made a triumphal tour through Portland. His welcome included a parade, a banquet at the old Multnomah Hotel and a radio broadcast to children. According to the Oregon Journal, his reception was, “the greatest Portland has ever accorded anyone.” Before the ‘Lone Eagle’s” departure, local mechanic Danny Greco fixed a hole in the Spirit’s elevator, apparently torn by a stick kicked up during the land on the Swan Island runway which was unsurfaced and unmarked then. On Lindy’s flight south, he dropped leaflets over Eugene and other points reading “Greetings from Lindbergh.”

Monday, 9/13/21

How To Read

38 and a school teacher, not a professional athlete. Watch