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Books read in May. Five favorites with astericks. Favorite book of 2023 with two (read twice).

Super-Infinite: The Transformations of John Donne by Katherine Rundell**
Himalaya by Michael Palin
Kit Carson’s Autobiography edited by Milo Milton Quaife
Evelyn Waugh and His World edited by David Pryce-Jones
Proust Was a Neuroscientist by Jonah Lehrer
Desert Exile: The Uprooting of a Japanese American Family
by Yoshiko Ochida*
Bold Spirit by Linda Lawrence Hunt*
How We Die by Sherwin B. Nuland, M.D.
The Loved One by Evelyn Waugh
Vile Bodies by Evelyn Waugh
North Korea Journal by Michael Palin
The Same Man: George Orwell & Evelyn Waugh by David Lebedoff
Reading in Bed by Brian Doyle
Herzog By Ebert by Roger Ebert, forward by Werner Herzog
The Oldest Cure in the World by Steve Hendricks
Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know by Adam Grant*
What I’d Say to the Martians and other veiled threats by Jack Handey
The Undertaking by Thomas Lynch
Ascending Peculiarity: Edward Gorey on Edward Gorey
Heat: An Amateur’s Adventures as Kitchen Slave by Bill Buford*

The multitude of books is a great evil. There is no limit to this fever for writing.
-Martin Luther (1483-1546)


Consider: Marathon Monks of Mount Hiei

Werner Herzog

Who is Werner Herzog?

Didn’t really pay attention until this scene.

Favorite Herzog films:

1. Grizzly Man
2. Little Dieter Needs to Fly
3. Nomad: In the Footsteps of Bruce Chatwin
4. Wheel of Time
5. Aguirre, the Wrath of God
6. The Enigma of Kasper Hauser


Oh my!!! God?



Ezra Klein on teen mental health. Here.

Methinks smartphones are evil. OK, maybe just making us nutty. (I don’t have one.)


Spiraling in San Francisco …Sad.


33.02.9 for Don in first race in 10 months following back surgery (1/27/23). Click. On gravel and wood chips.


It’s big in L.A. Coming soon to Oregon.More.


Hans Smeets 75, he has much to teach us.  ..Body fat percentage 8.6%.  Still in the excellent range for males.  Sub 8% considered dangerous.

Today begins our twice weekly hour long yoga sessions.


First women to walk across the United States, Spokane to New York City. A mother and daughter. No males attending. Tougher than thee and me. Read