Selected media list

(book) Enlightenment Now by Steven Pinker / To all those who think the world is falling apart. The case for enlightenment ideals of reason and science.

(music) Frampton Forgets The Words by Peter Frampton / Wow, what an LP. Will listen to this again and again and again. Listened via Apple Music.

(book) Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour An Introduction by J.D. Salinger / Somehow, the one Salinger book I’ve not read. Well, solved….

(film) Without Remorse starring Michael B. Jordan / Inspired by the original Tom Clancy novel, it tells the story of John Clark. This won’t win Oscars, but it is an entertaining film, and Michael B. Jordan is a solid actor. Nothing to do with the original Clancy storyline, but a good film nonetheless. I believe this is an Amazon Original.

(book) Means of Ascent by Robert A. Caro / The second of the ultimate five volumes on the life of (and the acquisition and use of power by) Lyndon Johnson. Caro is the best historical writer alive. Bar none.

(music) McCartney III by Paul McCartney / Love, love, love that he created this solely by himself whilst on lockdown during the pandemic. I listened via Apple Music.

(book) Discourses and Selected Writings by Epictetus / Part of my daily philosophical reading list…

(book) Tales of the South Pacific by James A. Michener / This Pulitzer Prize-winning book has been a fun yarn, adding some unique color to the Pacific Theater of World War II. In all my years, it’s my first Michener read. There will be others…

(book) Nine Stories by J.D. Salinger / Largely a collection of of short stories published in various periodicals, namely the New Yorker. Salinger at his best. Each story is simply fascinating to get in to…

(book) John Adams by David McCullough / What an amazing book. Should be required reading for every American. And if you think that our politics has gotten rough only recently, you haven’t read any books such as this…

(book) Catch-22 by Joseph Heller / I’m glad to have read this anti-war classic, but it wasn’t one of my favorite reads.

(documentary) The Quiet One directed by Oliver Murray / A film about original Rolling Stones’ bassist Bill Wyman. So much more to this artist than public perception. Fascinating film. I viewed it on Hulu.

(book) Can’t Hurt Me by David Goggins / I’m not much into inspirational or motivational reads, but I’ll admit, this book lit a fire…