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Books read in November. Five favorites with astericks.

Thoreau: A Sublime Life by Maximilien Le Roy
Desire of the Everlasting Hills by Thomas Cahill*
Samuel Johnson Is Indignant by Lydia Davis
War Trash by Ha Jin
Apropos of Nothing by Woody Allen
The Great Thoughts compiled by George Seldes
Quiet by Susan Cain
The Man Who Planted Trees by Jean Giono*
Harvest by Jean Giono
Melville: A Novel by Jean Giono
Flags on the Bayou by James Lee Burke
Henry Marsh And Finally: Matters of Life and Death by Henry Marsh
A Sense of Wonder edited by Brian Doyle
The Life of Thomas More by Peter Ackroyd*
The Art of Living by Grant Snider
Every Man For Himself And God Against All by Werner Herzog*
Read On- Life Stories by Rosalind Reiser
The White Darkness by David Grann
The Devil and Sherlock Holmes: Tales of Murder, Madness…by David Grann
Walk In My Combat Boots edited by James Patterson*
The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store by James McBride

There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them. -Ray Bradbury


Inside the Minds of Super Agers


Ode To Slow Running


Ireland is the best. Great place to visit. Ancestry says Don is 48% Irish.


UO part of new international collective focused on sports …Note Sebastian Coe’s two jobs.

A prominent feature at Loughborough University is Bastard Gates, an entrance named after some worthy Loughborough professor, William Bastard. Further down the rabbit hole, I learned William the Conqueror was also known as William the Bastard. And that there are lots of folks named Bastard including some kid at an Illinois community college, Billy Bastard.

Book Lover

Books read in October. Five favorites with astericks.

The Longest Race by Kara Goucher
A Song Everlasting by Ha Jin
The Noise of Typewriters by Lance Morrow
The Eleventh Man by Ivan Doig
Galileo’s Daughter by Dava Sobel*
The Immortalists: Charles Lindberg, Dr. Alexis Carrel… by David M. Friedman
Gladiator: Fighting For Life, Glory, And Freedom by Ben Hubbard
San Fransicko by Michael Shellenberger
Used and Rare: Travels in the Book World by Lawrence and Nancy Goldberg
The Convict and Other Stories by James Lee Burke
Mysteries of the Middle Ages: The Rise of Feminism, Science, and Art from the Cults of Catholic Europe by Thomas Cahill*
Will The Circle Be Unbroken? by Studs Terkel
Drop Dead Healthy by A.J. Jacobs
Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea: Why the Greeks Matter by Thomas Cahill*
The Stranger at the Palazzo D’Oro and other stories by Paul Theroux
The Geography of Genius by Eric Weiner
In the Pond by Ha Jin
Heretics and Heroes by Thomas Cahill*

A room without books is like a body without a soul. -Cicero


Life Lessons From an Ageless Mongolian Marathoner


28:26 at last night’s 5K. Results.

Good Advice


Book Lover

Books read in September. Five favorites with astericks

The Portable Curmudgeon edited by Jon Winokur
Black Skies by Arnaldur Indridason
The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on… by Ryan Holiday
My Own Words: Ruth Bader Ginsburg edited by M. Harnett and W. Williams
Hints & Tips To Make Life Easier by Reader’s Digest:
Seven Men and Seven Women by Eric Metaxas*
A Good Fall by Ha Jin
The Wit & Wisdom of Benjamin Franklin edited by James C. Humes
The Exact Location of the Soul by Richard Selzer*
Mortal Lessons by Richard Selzer
The Whistlers’ Room by Richard Selzer
Diary by Richard Selzer*
Imagine A Woman by Richard Selzer
American Ramble by Neil King Jr.*
The Treasury Of The Encyclopedia Britannica edited by Clifton Fadiman*

The covers of this book are too far apart ~Ambrose Bierce

I’ve given up reading books. I find it takes my mind off myself. ~Oscar Levant