OK, I know, enough with the books of the year lists. But I just stumbled across one more list. The New York Times has just named their ten best books of the year. I think this list comes pretty close. (In fact they listed my […]

This week, Publisher’s Weekly named Jon Stewart’s book, America, as the book of the year. It’s a bit ironic that a parody of a textbook, complete with fake book jacket blurbs, that is the biggest book of the year. From Reuters news service: “The magazine […]

Simply stated, I admire Jimmy Carter a great deal; for his character, ideals, faith, and for the work that he has done in the 25 years since he left the presidency. If you haven’t read Douglas Brinkley’s wonderful book, The Unfinished Presidency, you should. It […]

Richard Dawkins is one of the most popular authors writing about evolution and science today. I’ve enjoyed his work, but I haven’t read his latest work yet: The Ancestor’s Tale. Dawkins made an appearance last week on NOW with Bill Moyers. And, I ran across […]