Author Archives: Jack
It is impossible to capture complex ideas in only 140 characters. From The Gospel According to Me by Simon Critchley and Jamieson Webster “Nothing seems more American than this forced choice between cynicism and naïve belief. Or rather, as Herman … Continue reading
I recently enjoyed reading Notes From A Small Island by Bill Bryson and this weekend we ventured out to a small island of our own nearby – Bainbridge Island. Our friends we not exactly clear why we had ventured out … Continue reading
Returning just last week from my own adventure I was delighted to read Christopher Solomon’s Personal Journeys article The New York Times, Deep in the Heart of Nowhere. He writes, “When I have a few days to spare, I flee … Continue reading
Amazing how much easier it is to birth an eBook. Watch this great video on how a book is created using traditional printing methods. Birth of a Book from Glen Milner on Vimeo.
Peter Workman died today. It is a very sad loss for the publishing community and the reading community. He brought to life such amazing books as Bad Dog, Water for Elephants, and the great What to Expect When You’re Expecting. … Continue reading
A fantastic TED talk which really got me thinking about moral differences in people. Psychologist Jonathan Haidt studies the five moral values that form the basis of our political choices, whether we’re left, right or center. As for me I … Continue reading
On the cover of the NYT’s SundayReview Graham Hill writes of living with less. A 420 foot studio. Few plates. 10% of the books that he used to. I get where he is coming from. The public storage industry is … Continue reading
On the front page of The New York Times Book Review this week was ‘Sticks and Stones’ By Emily Bazelon, reviewed by Andrew Solomon. Emily Bazelon charts the experiences of a few bullied children and synthesizes the scholarship on how … Continue reading
So many favorites here.