My Review | The Art of Fielding

I liked this book right off the bat. I immediately thought of John Irving’s “A Prayer for Owen Meany,” one of my favorite books. Owen, in this book, is a baseball player named Henry, who is a can’t miss pro prospect, who loses the ability to throw accurately to first base, or anywhere for that matter. But while the book is set in the world of baseball, the story is about several characters, a couple friends, a father and daughter. Continue reading

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My Review | The Spy Who Came In from the Cold

Considered the best spy novel of all-time, featuring Cold War espionage, “The Spy Who Came in From the Cold” shows what similarly amoral lengths both sides will go in the name of national security. Continue reading

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Review | This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen

Stories from a concentration camp survivor of Auschwitz and Dachau. This riveting, brutal inside account, beautifully written by Polish poet and journalist Tadeusz Borowski, has become a masterwork of world literature. Continue reading

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Trying to fold a bowling ball

I went for a bike ride the other day on east of town on the Woodmen Expressway. There are gradual hills, but it’s mostly a straightaway service road, so you can put your hands in the drops and crank, which is super awesome if you can put your hands in the drops. I can, but it’s a bit of an effort. Like Louis C.K. says, bending over like that is like trying to fold a bowling ball. But I’m not hear to talk about my gut.

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My Grey Pants

Tweet It’s a shame that I can’t see you all today because today I’m wearing my grey pants. So what’s the significance? Well, I hate my grey pants. For about 10 years, my grey pants were my ‘pants of last … Continue reading

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My Review | The Art Forger

In this mystery, a talented, young artist is asked to forge an actual Degas masterpiece that was stolen as part of the largest unsolved art theft in history. Lots of behind-the-scenes from the art world, art forging and technique with many layers, twists and turns, which Publishers Weekly called “delightful.” Continue reading

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My Review | The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

A recently retired man he receives a distressing letter from an old co-worker. She has cancer and she’s written to say goodbye. He writes a reply, but in the spur of the moment, decides to deliver the note in person … by walking to the hospice 500 miles away. Continue reading

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