Call it the Cowboy State if you wish, but Wyoming to me is pure road trip gold.

If you’re just passing through Wyoming, en route to some other destination, you don’t need a Benchmark Road and Recreation Atlas for Wyoming (the 4th edition is now available). You just need to stay on the Interstates, and leave the rest of this treasure box of a territory to the rest of us. The nativeContinue reading “Call it the Cowboy State if you wish, but Wyoming to me is pure road trip gold.”

A Scandinavian wood-chopping cult classic that touches the heart, head, and hands in equal measure: A review of Lars Mytting’s Norwegian Wood

One of the distinctive features of Lars Mytting’s cult classic, Norwegian Wood, is that is touches the heart, the head, and the hands in equal measure. It’s like an equilibrium triangle of the literary arts, a rare feat in any language. You will want to go out and collect, chop, and stack wood while reading,Continue reading “A Scandinavian wood-chopping cult classic that touches the heart, head, and hands in equal measure: A review of Lars Mytting’s Norwegian Wood”

Twelve Days of Amazon Christmas: Setting Your Sights on a New Horizon

A Retrospective Book Review of Barry Lopez, Horizon. As the Christmas holidays continue their path forward into the New Year, I am prompted to revisit some of my book and music recommendations from 2020 for retrospective sharing. This one is about a book Barry Lopez published earlier in the year. It has grown on meContinue reading “Twelve Days of Amazon Christmas: Setting Your Sights on a New Horizon”

A Flea Market of the Mind, One Torrent at a Time: A Review of Ani DiFranco’s Memoir, No Walls and the Recurring Dream.

There are only two ways to write a rock star memoir; you do it yourself, despite the torpedoes, or you seek help. Guess which one Ani D. chooses? You got it, friend. She does it her way. How else would this thing go down? Memoirs that are written with professional help have flow, structure, andContinue reading “A Flea Market of the Mind, One Torrent at a Time: A Review of Ani DiFranco’s Memoir, No Walls and the Recurring Dream.”

A natural born writer who seeks out and finds adventure in the Big Sky – and lives to tell the tale!

Bryce Andrews, Badluck Way: A Year on the Ragged Edge of the West A Book Review – of sorts. [Warning! Overwrought analogies ahead!! Please proceed with further reading at your own risk]. It is abundantly clear from the first few pages of this wonderfully rendered, modern Montana memoir that its author, Bryce Andrews, was bornContinue reading “A natural born writer who seeks out and finds adventure in the Big Sky – and lives to tell the tale!”