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Returning To The Library

I visited my hometown library a lot as a kid. During the summers, I rode my bike to the local “town pool.” We had a number of lovely ponds and lakes in my hometown, but they were out in the woods. The “town pool” was a brook that was seasonally stopped up by a dam […]

I Read Books: The Help

The Help, a novel by Kathryn Stockett I have to thank my friend Nedra for lending me this book. I read a lot of non fiction, and I read a lot of “informational” books. So this book was a nice change of pace. I blasted through it within just a couple of days. I usually […]

I Read Books: The Unthinkable

The Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disaster Strikes – and Why This was a book I actually bought instead of borrowing from the library. I bought it while visiting Manzanita from Ekahni Books. We were talking to the owner of the shop about tsunamis along the Oregon Coast (I’m not obsessed. I’m not) and she pulled […]

Now Reading: Tomatoland

Tomatoland: How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit I’ve mentioned before, I am fascinated by grocery store consumerism. It always strikes me as a stark naked representation of our culture. “Don’t think. Just buy!” We are bombarded with constant stimulation to make us keep spending our money. We are all hairless monkeys. Going […]

Now Reading: Denialism

Denialism: How Irrational Thinking Harms the Planet and Threatens Our Lives A while ago, I snapped a photo of this book to later remind myself to put it on hold at the library. It seemed right up my alley. I don’t deny anything. I make a point to believe in everything. And I enjoyed reading […]