Tag Archives: Book Review

A Psalm for the Wild-Built

Title: A Psalm for the Wild-Built Author: Becky Chambers Completed: June 2022 (Full list of books) Overview: I typically read one fiction book each year. I have no real reason for this other than I noticed a few years ago … Continue reading

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Mediocre

Title: Mediocre Author: Ijeoma Oluo Completed: June 2022 (Full list of books) Overview: There aren’t a lot of authors I return to for new books. Many seem to cover similar topics in a slightly different light and present it as … Continue reading

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Have Fun Out There Or Not

Title: Have Fun Out There Or Not: The Semi-Rad Running Essays Author: Brendan Leonard Completed: May 2022 (Full list of books) Overview: Back in late 2012 or early 2013, Matty and I started planning a fun birthday celebration. Our birthdays … Continue reading

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Relax, It’s Just God

Title: Relax, It’s Just God: How and Why to Talk to Your Kids About Religion When You’re Not Religious Author: Wendy Thomas Russell Completed: May 2022 (Full list of books) Overview: My daughter has started asking questions about religion and … Continue reading

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Too High and Too Steep

Title: Too High & Too Steep: Reshaping Seattle’s Topography Author: David B. Williams Completed: Apr 2022 (Full list of books) Overview: Wow, I really enjoyed this book. It is staggering just how much the landscape of Seattle changed because people … Continue reading

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A Brief History of Motion

Title: A Brief History of Motion Author: Tom Standage Completed: Dec 2021 (Full list of books) Overview: Last book of 2021 and first book after transferring my book notes over to my public website. I enjoyed the way this book … Continue reading

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Sapiens

Earlier this year, after listening to several podcasts proclaiming that Sapiens was the best book of 2016, I decided I should give it a glance. The online reviews made it sound interesting but I still wasn’t convinced that I’d make … Continue reading

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“Reality is Broken” and Pokémon Go

Last week I was in Fresno working with students from California and the Philippines to create new inventions then build businesses around those products. Several of the students were excitedly playing Pokémon during their lunch break, especially those from the … Continue reading

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Unseen City

Last night, I was sweeping the back patio and about to come inside when a bird swooped past. It was going too fast to see what it was and unusually, it flew under the 7′ high trellis we built. I … Continue reading

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