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Books read in July. Five favorites with astericks.

The Spectacle Of Skill: Selected Writings of Robert Hughes by Robert Hughes*
The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers by Maxwell King*
Napoleon’s Privates: 2,500 Years of History Unzipped by Tony Perrottet*
Freedom by Sebastian Junger
East to the Dawn: The Life of Amelia Earhart by Susan Butler
Kangaroo Notebook by Kobo Abe
The Little Book of Hygge: Danish Secrets of Happy Living by Meik Wiking
Uppity Women of the Renaissance by Vicki Leon
Francisco Goya: A Life by Evan S. Connell
The Know It All: One Humble Man’s Quest To Become The Smartest Person In The Whole World by A.J. Jacobs*
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Written by Himself*

The reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one. –George R. R. Martin


Excellent: Goya: Crazy Like A Genius


Kipyegon shatters mile world record. Watch


What Happened When Oregon Decriminalized Hard Drugs?


Today we enjoyed: Nureyev: A Portrait

And Nureyev in Swine Lake with Miss Piggy.  You can find it on You Tube.  Very funny.


Today I ran the mile on the super track, in super-exceedingly helpful Nike shoes at the OTC All-Comers, Hayward Field.. My time was around 8:55 (results not yet available). Maybe next to last. Oldest by 10 to 15 years. I’m happy. Plan to return next week.

My PR, when around 50, is around 5:25. On the track at College of the Canyons, Santa Clarita, CA.


Oregon’s Castration Machine …Yikes!


. “How well he’s read, to reason against reading!” – William Shakespeare, Love’s Labour’s Lost


Perchance you heard the story of the Seattle Special Olympics 100 yard race. It’s a sweet, warm hearted tale, but… wrong