Common Yellowthroat, a Chapter16 essay about my parents when they started to bird and I started to drive.2016 Reading List:13. A Cup of Water under My Bed, Daisy Hernandez12. In the Labyrinth of Drakes, Marie Brennan11. The New Neighbor, Leah Stewart10. The Way of Kings, Brandon Sanderson9. Only Love Can Break Your Heart, Ed Tarkington8. Chasing the … Continue reading

Chasing the North Star: Review

My latest review for Chapter 16 is of Robert Morgan's latest novel, Chasing the North Star. 2016 Reading List:10. The Way of Kings, Brandon Sanderson9. Only Love Can Break Your Heart, Ed Tarkington8. Chasing the North Star, Robert Morgan7. The Fifth Season, N.K. Jemisin6. H Is for Hawk, Helen McDonald5. Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins4. … Continue reading Chasing the North Star: Review

Freedom, oh Freedom

"All those people going to workNot me.I'm not going to work."Credit  poem  Michael Cook2015:16. (currently reading) French Concession, Xaio Bai (in translation)15. (currently reading) Journney to the West, translated, edited by Anthony C. Yu14. The Wool Omnibus, Hugh Howey13. The Professor and the Madman, Simon Winchester (fascinating non-fiction about an American convicted of murder in … Continue reading Freedom, oh Freedom

The Turning of the Year

  Mixed feelings about 2015. Always have mixed feelings at the change of the year. May this be a very good year for everyone I know and love. Merry and bright.  2014 List:54. The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, Gabrielle Zevin53. Endurance, Shackleton's Incredible Voyage, Albert Lansing\52. Fallen Giants, Maurice Isserman, Stewart Weaver51. The Infatuations, Javier … Continue reading The Turning of the Year

Resting from vacation day

Rainy day and feels cold after Key West.Caught up on the bird list. I got six life birds, including these two:Magnificent FrigatebirdHooded warbler. Along with the Sooty Tern, Brown Booby, White-crowned pigeon, and the Florida "feral type" Muscovy Duck. The American Birding Association doesn't count the infamous Red Junglefowl that Jeff had great fun with. So … Continue reading Resting from vacation day