Thoughts on 50 Books, 2019

This is the third year running that I’ve met my goal of reading at least 50 books, and once again I offer here some thoughts on each of them. List from 2017 List from 2018 A few notes about this post: I’m a slow reader, so I exercise due diligence before choosing books to read.... Continue Reading →

The Presidential Traverse

By nature I am not an adventurous person. I live with an inexorable inertia pulling me inward toward the familiar, the comfortable. Uncertainty and danger do not tempt or exhilarate me; they turn me aside in exactly the way I am certain evolution means for them to do. Left to my own devices it’s not... Continue Reading →

Thoughts on Fifty (more) Books

For the second year in a row, I've miraculously met my goal of reading at least 50 books—56, in fact, in 2018. My selectivity and research has, happily, resulted in another year where I enjoyed everything I read. Not a DNF in the bunch, and nothing I had to force myself to continue. Perhaps I’m... Continue Reading →

Thoughts on Fifty Books

I’m a slow reader. Always have been. Historically I think I’ve been lucky to finish 20 books in a year.  This January I set myself a goal to read 50 books in 2017, and I’ve managed to hit that mark exactly. Because of my creeping pace, I tend to be picky about what I read. ... Continue Reading →

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