Book Club

Summer of Reading: Top 5 Books on My Summer Reading List

I don't read any differently in the Summer than I do in other seasons so my title is a little misleading.  I think book publishers imagine readers setting aside their copies of Proust with a sigh and turning to James Patterson and the like once the temperatures get above 80, but I kind of doubt… Continue reading Summer of Reading: Top 5 Books on My Summer Reading List

Book Club, Obsessions

January Obsessions: Coltrane, Ghost Wood and Neil Gaiman

John Coltrane's A Love Supreme on vinyl In the liner notes for A Love Supreme, Coltrane writes:  "In the year of 1957, I experienced, by the grace of God, a spiritual awakening, which was to lead me to a richer, fuller, more productive life."  Earlier in 1957, Coltrane was addicted to heroin and alcohol, fired from Miles… Continue reading January Obsessions: Coltrane, Ghost Wood and Neil Gaiman

Book Club, Obsessions

September Obsessions: The photographer Kevin Russ, Giant Legos and Color Block Pillows

  Kevin Russ prints on Society 6: I've followed iPhone photographer Kevin Russ on Instagram for years now.  He's been on the road since 2012 and his images of traveling around this continent have been inspiring, enlightening and moving.   The people, stories and land he's encountered on his trek are rooted in Jack Kerouac, John Steinbeck… Continue reading September Obsessions: The photographer Kevin Russ, Giant Legos and Color Block Pillows