Fly or drive?


Now ice/home bound in Eugene for the past few days.
The wood stove keeps us comfy.

Why Is There So Much Fraud in Academia?

Frightful Friday



What Would You Pay for an Extra Year of Life?

Book Lover

Books read in December. Five favorites with astericks.

The Pacific Crest Trail: Exploring America’s Wilderness Trail by M. Larabee and B.C. Mann*
Dietrich Bonhoeffer: A Spike in the Wheel by Renate Wind
Humanly Possible by Sarah Bakewell*
The Wisdom of the Bullfrog by Admiral W.H. McRaven
From Strength to Strength by Arthur C. Brooks
Shackleton’s Way by M. Morrell and S. Capparell
The Wager by David Grann*
Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
The Ocean And The Stars by Mark Helprin*
The Little Buddhist Monk by Cesar Altra
The Revolutionary: Samuel Adams by Stacy Schiff
The Book of Charlie by David Von Drehle
That Time of the Year: A Minnesota Life by Garrison Keillor
Hidden Potential by Adam Grant*
The Box From Braunau by Jan Elvin
Kayak Morning by Roger Rosenblatt
Crazy Sh*t Old People Say edited by Geoff Tibballs

A person who won’t read has no advantage over one who can’t read -Mark Twain


What is it about running THAT people WHO don’t run don’t get?


The Curious Joy of Being Wrong


My favorite columnist: Jason Gay


Wastewater testing at New Mexico high schools. Yikes!

Taylor Swift can beat Don (you?) in a 5K. Consider

Book Lover

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