Books

Book Review: Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

  Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World by Jack Weatherford My rating: 4 of 5 stars I really enjoyed listening to this. The reader was very good. The text was enthusiastic and interesting. The production was generally well done (but occasionally annoying – music from nowhere and a reminder that this was…

Books

Review: Devotions: The Selected Poems of Mary Oliver

Devotions: The Selected Poems of Mary Oliver by Mary Oliver I finished this today. I understand that these are Oliver’s personal selections for anthology from a lifetime of writing poetry. Presented in reverse chronological order (newer poems first), I definitely preferred the newer, beginning poems to the older ones at the end. In fact, my…

Fighting Gravity
Life

Fighting Gravity

 We don’t actually have a lot of real hills in Central Ohio.  I took an hour long walk in the neighborhood this morning and Strava tells me I had a 39 foot elevation gain. The local state park where we do most of our hiking has slightly more varied terrain. It’s around a reservoir and…