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Lockdown in the Desert II

Tweet So, I go to the hospital to get my spine worked on. There’s some similarities to running a marathon or biking a century. That morning, when there’s no turning back, you might say to yourself, “How did I get … Continue reading

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Lockdown in the Desert

Tweet I’ve had quite a time in lockdown. Even though we are staying at home, I have managed to get out a little bit, walking, biking and visiting a variety of doctors. When you move to a new town, you … Continue reading

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My Favorite Books of 2019

Tweet My Favorite Books of 2019 Fiction 1. News of the World, by Paulette Jiles 2. The Passage, by Justin Cronin 3. These Is My Words: The Diary of Sarah Agnes Print, 1881-1901, by Nancy E. Turner 4. All the … Continue reading

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My Favorite Videos … 2016

Here are my favorite videos that I came across in 2016. Enjoy.
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My Review | The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

I read the first 200 pages on my iPad on a flight from Colorado Springs to Los Angeles, like a hot knife through butter. I liked the characters, the setting and the story. And I liked the writing. It was simply and clearly written. “The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry” was a breath of fresh air. The story focuses on reading, writing, books and stories, and the world of storytelling. Continue reading

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My Favorite Books … 2015

Here are my favorite books from 2015. Some new, some old, some fiction and non-fiction. I even read a few books written by authors who reside in countries other than America to keep those comparative lit snobs off my back. I read three collections of short stories by Melissa Bank (The Girls’ Guide to Hunting and Fishing), Annie Proulx (Close Range) and Miranda July (No one belongs here more than you), which included some of the best writing I encountered all year. Continue reading

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My Favorite Videos … 2015

Here are my top 10 videos that I noticed and posted on Facebook in 2015. Three are about movies, two feature drones, music, and human acheivement and there is one about genocide, the moon, bunnies and a TED talk about a kindergarten in Tokyo. If you were just going to watch one, I’d watch the TED talk or the Karate Kid video or the Ninja Warrior or the mountain biker from Red Bull (that one is insane). They are all excellent. Continue reading

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