Category: Books & Reading

  • Dawn Patrol

    When I was a younger, dumber person – more inclined to evenings of considerable debauchery – my friends and I would consider any mountain bike ride that started before 1oam as ‘Dawn Patrol’. Then at some point you have to start getting up at like 6 for work. And to get kids to school. Or […]

  • Asleep/Awake

    I am currently reading Karl Ove Knausgaard’s Autumn (part of what’s considered (‘The Seasons Quartet’), it’s a book of many short chapters describing relatively everyday things – premise being it’s a ‘letter’ to his as yet unborn daughter, due in a few months. In the chapter titled ‘Beds’ he writes: “The bed is placed in […]

  • Get More Awe

    In the past few months, I’ve been taking a lot more walks. I take a short one almost everyday after my morning zoom call/meeting with work, usually only 20-25 minutes or so, but I’ve been taking longer ones too. I’m fortunate that I can walk right out my back door into almost wilderness – unfortunately […]

  • The Message in the Medium

    Just finished reading The Medium and the Message by Marshall McLuhan. A few sections struck me in particular: Moderator: What do you suggest as alternatives that we offer instead of the search for identity through violence? McLuhan: Dialogue. The alternative to violence is dialogue, which is a kind of encounter interface with others, people and […]

  • Mill Street Free Library

    There are two free mini-libraries on my route to-from work. Today I stopped for the first time to hit one up. This one on Mill Street – hence ‘The Mill Street Free Library’ – only went up a week or two ago. It’s very well constructed, and I noticed as I opened it up and […]