The road less traveled — my particular notion of gathered culture, perspective and information — Eclectic meanderings of nonsense and spiritual musings.
Categories: Adventure, Books, Questions

They soar and they glide, they flap and they flutter, they swoop and they plummet. Solo or en masse, in formation or pas de deux, birds in flight are in their element, their airborne behavior as varied and distinctive as their plumage…flights of fancy, as different as their beginnings. The early spring book nook, the […]

Categories: Books, Creativity, Culture

A great memoir takes a reader into a different world, bringing them along as the author faces struggles big and small. Memoirs can make you laugh, cry, think and yearn to explore new ideas. The memoir can trace its history back as far as St. Augustine and his Confessions. If you’re curious about the history […]

Categories: Adventure, Books, Lifestyle

Open Culture The best 100’s of gigabytes of free cultural & educational media on the web for all these categories… and much more! The Classics Browse works by Mark Twain, Joseph Conrad and other famous authors here. Classic Bookshelf: This site has put classic novels online, from Charles Dickens to Charlotte Bronte. The Online Books […]

One of the great novels of my youth. Excellent story and marvelous adventure…nothing like the old Tarzan movies. If you’ve ever seen one. This is the actual paperback cover of the edition I read as a young whippersnapper. (Google it…) You can read the complete “Son Of Tarzan” online as well as tons of other […]

Categories: Books, Creativity, Lifestyle

I have always revered and treasured books and reading. My love of reading didn’t actually kick in until high school. Thanks to some more excellent teachers, I went hog-wild for this solitary, somewhat dorky hobby. I was positively bookish, and proud of it. Since then, I’ve gotten happily lost in libraries and, when at other […]

I owe NetGalley big time for sending me this advance copy of The Darwin Elevator… This is one rip roaring great ride … urh, read. And I can’t believe it is a debut! The characters are fully encapsulating and the action is pretty unique, plus, non-stop. Throw in some enigmatic missing aliens, a high tech […]

I don’t buy many hardcover books… but this one is pre-ordered… $25 bucks of pure escapism … I am on my way to the mailbox. Brandon Sanderson’s new Way of Kings novel. As with any Brandon Sanderson book, there’s just too much content to try to distill such a complex tapestry into one image, alas. […]

This wonderful collection shall not be ignored… There is a ton of great reading here from new authors as well as favorites… you shall not be disappointed! Locus “Best of Centuries” Fantasy/SF Top 10 Anticipated Fantasy Books for 2013 – Part One:  Readers’ Choice Best Fantasy Books of 2012 “The Hotties” The Readers Episode 56 […]

I just love science fiction… fantasy too, of course. But Sci-Fi takes you into worlds of dreams. Author Blogs… just goes on and on… All Things From My Brain Analog Antick Musings Asimov’s SF Asking the Wrong Questions Author Blogs Auxiliary Memory Best SF Beware the Hairy Mango Bibliophile Stalker Blastr Concatenation Clarkesworld Club Jade […]

In this first collaboration by science fiction masters Larry Niven (Ringworld) and Gregory Benford (Timescape), the limits of wonder are redrawn once again as a human expedition to another star system is jeopardized by an encounter with an astonishingly immense artifact in interstellar space: a bowl-shaped structure half-englobing a star, with a habitable area equivalent […]

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