Category Archives: books

Engaging with the opposition

I had a somewhat entertaining conversation last night with my aunt’s neighbors and good friends, who happen to be Fox News programmed conservatives. I don’t go around picking fights with people with differing political views, and most of the time … Continue reading

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From Iron John

Reading a great book by Robert Bly. When the father, absent during the day, returns home at six, his children receive only his temperament, not his teaching. The fragmentation of decision making in corporate life, the massive effort that produces … Continue reading

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Smith Family Book Store rocks

One of my favorite things about Eugene is the local used and independent book stores. Smith Family Book Store is my favorite. While the staff can be a little surly, and the aisles a little sloppy, you can’t beat the … Continue reading

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Graphic Novel underway… can’t stop now

David Wilson at Downpour Creative is working on a graphic novel. I’m writing the script while Paul sleeps. David rules. Check out some shots of the early pages:

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Norwegian Christmas Cruise wrap-up blog

Last week, Katie and I flew to the city of New Orleans to start our cruise. After a night of flooding rains and hiding out in our hotel, we went to breakfast at Mother’s Restaurant. I was unimpressed by food, … Continue reading

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Murakami blowing my mind, and more links

Right now I’m reading Haruki Murakami’s Dance Dance Dance and it’s really blowing my mind. The writing is absolutely beautiful — props to Alfred Birnbaum, the translator. I’m about half way into it. To oversimplify the plot so far, it’s … Continue reading

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What’s up? Chester update, Fly Fishing Stuff and books

So I’ve been holding my breath, trying not to talk about Chester until I was sure he was better. He is. Thanks to Karl One Mule Team and Lauren Brats. These two saved his life and my sanity by squirting … Continue reading

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