May 112015

Good recent fiction Books to readWhen I asked friends for good recent fiction reads, I got a bunch. Here are the top five, plus five more, plus three I just had-ta.

Have a favorite? Feel there’s one missing? – Bring it in Comments.

#1 The Night Circus  Erin Morgenstern
2 Sharp Objects Gillian Flynn
2 A Constellation of vital phenomenon Anthony Marra
2 Americanah Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
3 Devil in the White City Erik Larsen
3 Cutting for Stone Abraham Verghese
3 Anthem Neal Stephenson
3 The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao Junot Diaz
3 The Goldfinch: A Novel Donna Tartt
4 Half of a Yellow Sun Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
4 And the Mountains Echoed Khaled Hosseini
4 the flamethrowers Rachel Kushner
4 Station Eleven Emily St John Mandel
Aug 232014

I took this one a long time ago in Haifa, Israel. There’s never been anything as calmingly beautiful to me as sunset over the Mediterranean.

Mar 202014

A derelict street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn in fog. Before high rise buildings and hipsters in low rise skinny jeans (and Dunkin Donuts) took over…

Mar 192014

This looks good enough to drink, but not just yet. It’s too pretty.

Some kind of cocktail, who remembers?

Some kind of cocktail, who remembers?

Mar 182014

I haven’t had much novel to say about technology or media lately, so I thought I’d post some favorite photos I’ve taken. Here’s sunset, Key West, triple exposed on a now-dead film camera. Enjoy.

Triple exposed sunset on Key West in Florida - 1990

Triple exposed sunset on Key West in Florida

Sep 222012

A few of my favorite digital helpers. It’s a very short list, but for each of these, I’ve tried the alternatives, and have found that these are the best solutions. [More…]

Sep 212012

Having the wrong conversations politically and socially (continued), like where we talk about one political idea when we need to be talking about another [More…]