Category Archives: Books

Books on open water swimming that I need to read

Today I read an article by Scott Zornig, who is or was the president of the Santa Barbara Channel Swimming Association.  In this article, he hits on some points about open water swimming that sort of ring true.  His main beef … Continue reading

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Born to run- Christopher McDougall

This is the book that propels fools to start running barefoot.  I am no different of a reader. “Born to Run” takes us to a remote area in Mexico, where a group of people, the Tarahumara, who are untouched by modern … Continue reading

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Finished Where’s the Gift

This was a book that Brett, my friend and boss at OC tanner read and recommended. Great book, just finished it tonight.

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No Country for Old Men

I’ve now seen this movie over 5 times.  It creeps me out.  There is sparse dialog.  But for now, this movie enters into my Personal Top 10 Movies.

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American on Purpose, by Craig Ferguson

I started watching Craig Ferguson, this year.  He is a quick-witted, Scottish-bred American.  Very funny and his comedy is a little skewed.  So I like watching his show. Craig released a book, this year, called “American on Purpose.”  I just … Continue reading

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The Code: The Unwritten Rules of Fighting and Retaliation in the NHL, by Ross Berstein

This book was pretty good in that, I really had no feel for what is happening on the ice when a fight breaks out, and, as the title implies, how retaliation works.  After finishing The Code, I think I have … Continue reading

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Wingnuts: How the Lunatic Fringe is Hijacking America

Just finished John Avlon’s book, “Wingnuts: How the Lunatic Fringe is Hijacking America”.  This was a terrific book and it spoke to my constant tendency to be suspicious of the fringes of talk radio, news, and political politics.  I think … Continue reading

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Talk to the Hand: The Utter Bloody Rudeness of the World Today, or Six Good Reasons to Stay Home and Bolt the Door, by Lynne Truss

This, like its predecessor, “Eats, Shoots and Leaves”, continues its attack on the insanity that is society and its foibles.  In “Eats, Shoots and Leaves”, Lynn went after poor spelling and grammar.  In Talk to the Hand, she takes on … Continue reading

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The War for Late Night, by Bill Carter

Today, I finished “The War for Late Night”, by Bill Carter.  In it, the history of The Tonight Show, along with its hosts and competitors, is chronicled.  An avid Conan fan, I read it, starting with a sure bias toward … Continue reading

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