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Book Lover

Books enjoyed in February. Five favorites with astericks.

A History of the Jews by Paul Johnson*
Mencken: The American Iconoclast by Marion Elizabeth Rodgers
My Life As Author And Editor by H.L. Mencken*
The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens*
Good For A Girl by Lauren Fleshman
Ellis Island & Other Stories by Mark Helprin
Winter’s Tale by Mark Helprin
Paris in the Present Tense by Mark Helprin*
Children & Other Wild Animals by Brian Doyle
How We Die: Reflections on Life’s Final Chapter by Sherwin B.Nuland*
Sweat: A History of Exercise by Bill Hayes
The Barracks Thief by Tobias Wolff
Stoner by John Williams

When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes.

– Desiderius Erasmas


16 year old runs a 3:55.14 mile. Read

Watch. You might want to advance to last lap. He’s got a helluva kick.


We’ve been driving Suburus for the past 10 years and not knowing that


The West Lives On in the Taliban’s Afghanistan

Breaking News

Is your city in the top 25 of the most rat-infested in the United States? Consider

Los Angeles is #2! I was born and raised there for the first 15 years of my life. Worked there from 1974 to 2011. It’s difficult to imagine it worse than New York City where I lived and worked from 1971 to 1973.

Possibly drugs and crappy government to blame?


Hilarious. Bill Maher on the woke revolution


Our Q&A with Marc Bloom now available in the February Oregon Track Club Newsletter

Colorado Alums Rally to Defense of Mark Wetmore and Heather Burroughs

Book Lover

Books enjoyed in January. Five favorites with astericks.

A History of the American People by Paul Johnson*
Modern Times: The World From the Twenties to the Nineties by Paul Johnson*
P.G. Wodehouse In His Own Words by P.G. Wodehouse
The Philosophy of Modern Song by Bob Dylan
Socrates: A Man For Our Times by Paul Johnson*
Thank You For Your Servitude by Mark Leibovich
No Plan B by Lee Child
Smart Brevity by Jim Vandelhei
Don’t Pee On My Leg… by Judy Sheindlin
The House of Sky by Ivan Doig
Will’s Boy by Wright Morris
Wolf Willow by Wallace Stegner
Friday Night Lights by H.G. Bissinger
The Mosquito Bowl by Buzz Bissinger
Cry The Beloved Country by Alan Paton*
Created Equal by Ben Carson
Nothing More Dangerous by Allen Eskens
Hold The Line: The Insurrection and One Cop’s Battle for the American Soul by Michael Fanone*
The Pacific and Other Stories by Mark Helprin