Monthly Archives: April 2014

Running with the Kenyans

runningwiththekenyans.jpgAlthough a bit less epic in scope, Running with the Kenyans is pleasantly reminiscent of  Christopher McDougall’s Born to Run, and is highly recommended to fans of the latter.  I found Mr. Finn’s analysis of the barefoot running phenomenon fascinating, thoroughly enjoyed his search for the silver bullet responsible for the amazing success of Kenyan runners, and suspect that the majority of his conclusions are sound.  May I suggest a quick peek at what the critics are saying below, and then a mad dash to the library to grab a copy..?

“Part scientific study, travel memoir, and tale of self-discovery, Finn’s journey makes for a smart and entertaining read.”—Publishers Weekly


“A hymn to the spirit, to the heartbreaking beauty of tenacity, to the joy of movement.”—The Plain Dealer

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A Thousand Mornings Promo

a thousand mornings.jpgThree reasons why you simply must attend our April 21, 2014 celebration of Mary Oliver’s delightful A Thousand Mornings:

1) Mary Oliver’s poetry has garnered her both a Pulitzer Prize, and a National Book Award.

2) April is National Poetry Month.

3)  The discussion will be moderated by the ever popular Richard “The Professor” Schneider.

My goodness, it’s like the stars have aligned!  I hope to see you there.

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English is Crazy!

English is a funny language; that explains why we park our car on the driveway and drive our car on the parkway.


English is Crazy! had me grinning from ear to ear.  It came as no surprise that it draws on the work of fellow language lover Richard Lederer.  The titles listed below, both penned by Mr. Lederer, have long been favorites of mine, and I thought that I’d pay it forward…


 The Miracle of Language

Crazy English

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