Reading List 2019

Creativity – Questlove
A Man Called Ove – Backman
Tell Them of Battles, Kings and Elephants – Mathias Enard
While the Dreamers – Imbolo Mbue
The Janissery Tree/Yashim – Jason Goodwin
The Snakestone/Yashim – Jason Goodwin
The Tourist – Olen Steinhauer
A Gentleman in Moscow – Amor Towles
The Nearest Exit – Olen Steinhauer (audio)
An American Spy – Olen Steinhauer (audio)
Salvation of a Saint – Keigo Higashino (audio)
The Cairo Affair- Olen Steinhauer (audio)
The Bellini Card – Jason Goodwin
Havana Fever – Leonardo Padura
Havana Blue – Leonardo Padura
The Baklava Club – Jason Goodwin
An Evil Eye – Jason Goodwin
A Rising Man – Abir Mukherjee
A Necessary Evil – Abir Mukherjee
Smoke and Ashes – Abir Mukherjee
Grab a Snake by the Tail – Leonardo Padura
Fall – Neal Stephenson
Incident at Twenty-Mile – Trevanian
The Girl from Berlin – Ronald H. Balsen
The Eiger Sanction – Trevanian (audio)
The Loo Sanction – Trevanian (audio)
Why Buddhism is True – Robert Wright
Outsider in Amsterdam – Willem Van De Wetering
Rock and Hard Places – Andrew Mueller
Tumbleweed – Willem Van de Wetering

As you can see I prefer reading to movies or TV. I might make it to 35 or even 40 books this year… :-)

2 the Night

This little video on Instagram came to my attention. Ukulele and oud playing 2 the Night. I think it’s a nice combination!

Santa Barbara

Tonight we performed at the Lobero theater in Santa Barbara.

Folsom

Today we are at the Harris Center in Folsom. We have CDs and the flash drive cards for sale.

Recycling

A study claims that a lot of American men don’t recycle because they think recycling is gay. Are some American men really this insecure? Please comment.

I have recycled for decades, and I have been composting since 1994… I must be very gay. :-)

Is this also why so many guys do not take their own mug to a coffeeshop nor ask to use a ceramic cup? What can turn this around? Public Service Announcements by Dwayne Johnson or other stars or athletes? What do you think?

Challenge Accepted

I was challenged to take vertical photos, something I never do. Challenge accepted. Well, at least this once:

Cover Art

Yesterday I came across this great album cover from 1979, for the album Grosses Wasser by the German band Cluster. Grosses Wasser means big or great water and it is wonderful how the simple rectangle at the bottom creates the impression of sky and water.

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