Author Archives: twsobey

Bears Don’t Care About Your Problems

Title: Bears Don’t Care About Your Problems:More Funny Shit in the Woods from Semi-Rad.com Author: Brendan Leonard Completed: March 2023 (Full list of books) Overview: Last year I was given another of Brendan’s books and really enjoyed it, but never … Continue reading

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Running While Black

Title: Running While Black: Finding Freedom in a Sport That Wasn’t Built for Us Author: Alison Mariella Désir Completed: Feb 2023 (Full list of books) Overview: I first heard about Alison and this book through an interview with the South … Continue reading

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Chasing the Perfect Loaf

I’ve been baking bread for years now and have gotten some recipes that work well for me… But every so often, I decide the loaves are not good enough and I start experimenting with my process. Recently I’ve been working … Continue reading

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Running without racing

Many people I’ve run with over the years keep an eye on their next race. Whatever the distance or strange quirk that entices them, there is a race they are dreaming about. Some are dedicated to the training and pushing … Continue reading

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American Sirens

Title: American Sirens: The Incredible Story of the Black Men Who Became America’s First Paramedics Author: Kevin Hazzard Completed: Jan 2023 (Full list of books) Overview: Everything we take for granted had to start somewhere and it’s fascinating to me … Continue reading

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Jaahnavi Kandula

As I pedaled up 4th, I knew I was getting close, not because I saw other bikers, but because there was a police helicopter hovering a few blocks ahead. I rode into Westlake park to find about 20 other cyclists … Continue reading

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Seventy48 Training Begins… again

Last year I learned about the Seventy48 and started training for it without really knowing what to expect. I went in a bit nervous but had a great time and decided to do it again. Since Avery, my adventure buddy, … Continue reading

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Leadership and Self-Deception

Title: Leadership and Self-Deception – Getting Out of the Box Author: The Arbinger Institute Completed: Jan 2023 (Full list of books) Overview: This came up in a conversation with a coworker. She recommended it as a quick read and it … Continue reading

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Four Lost Cities

Title: Four Lost Cities: A Secret History of the Urban Age Author: Annalee Newitz Completed: Dec 2022 (Full list of books) Overview: I heard Annalee speak at ToorCamp this summer and thought this sounded like a fascinating read. The four … Continue reading

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What is Anarchism?

Title: What Is Anarchism? An Introduction Author: Donald Rooum and Freedom Press, et al Completed: Nov 2022 (Full list of books) Overview: First hearing about anarchy through pop culture doesn’t really give you a good understanding of what the political … Continue reading

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