Ultimate Ultra?

Lazarus Lake on Endurance, Uncertainty, and Reaching One’s Potential


Put your phone down!

What if the kids (parents?) reduced gizmo time by 50% in favor of reading? It would be a better, happier world. Smarter too.


Tim Noakes on Water

Drink when thirsty. No need to carry water bottles.

Is Bach the greatest achiever of all time?



To Be Governed

Book Lover

Books read in August. Five favorites with astericks.

The Guinea Pig Diaries: My Life as an Experiment by A.J. Jacobs
The Year of Living Biblically by A.J. Jacobs*
The Art of Eating by M.F.K. Fisher
Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Unit by J.E. Douglas
The Killer Across the Table by J.E. Douglas
Look For Me There, Grieving my Father, Finding Myself by Luke Russert
The Love Story of W.B. Yeats & Maud Gonne by Margery Brady
Confessions Of A Knife by Richard Selzer, M.D.
Running With A Police Escort by Jill Grunenwald
Reading Behind Bars: A Memoir as ….a Prison Librarian by Jill Gruenenwald*
Storm Watch by C.J. Box
Choosing To Run: A Memoir by Des Linden
The Point Of It All by Charles Krauthammer
Rules For Aging by Roger Rosenblatt
The Southwest Expedition of Jedediah S. Smith edited by G.R. Banks
Man Seeks God: My Flirtations with the Divine by Eric Weiner*
There’s No Basketball On Mars by Craig Leener*
Used and Rare: Travels in the book world by Lawrence and Nancy Goldstone*

History will be kind to me for I intend to write it. –Winston Churchill

In six pages I can’t even say “hello.” –James Michener

Why don’t you write books people can read? –Nora Joyce to her husband, James


Somewhere Over The Rainbow by Virginia Bocelli, 10 years old. Here.


Tips on running your fastest marathon. In Vaporfly shoes would also help.


Discipline is Destiny


Harvard Research Reveals The #1 Key To Living Longer And Happier