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  • 1) The Silmarillion by J. R. R. Tolkien
  • 2) The Trials of Apollo, Book Three, The Burning Maze – Rick Riordan
  • 3) Bitterblue – Kristin Cashore
  • 4) White Sands, Volume 2 – Brandon Sanderson
  • 5) Infinity Gauntlet (graphic novel) – Jim Starlin
  • 6) The Delirium Brief – Charles Stross
  • 7-11) Alcatraz vs The Evil Librarians 1 – 5
  • 12) Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 3: The Ship of the Dead – Rick Riordan
  • 13) Guardian – A. J. Hartley
  • 14) Brief Cases – Jim Butcher
  • 15) Bilbo’s Last Song – J. R. R. Tolkien
  • 16) The Black Elfstone – Terry Brooks
  • 17) Stars End – Cassandra Rose
  • 18-24) The Ember War Saga books 1-7 – Richard Fox
  • 25) The Thunder Series – Dietmar Wehr
  • 26) The Screwtape Letters – C. S. Lewis
  • 27) Timeless – R. A. Salvatore
  • 28) Alcatraz vs the Evil Librarians – The Dark Talent – book 6 – Brandon Sanderson
  • 29) Loki’s Wolves – K. L. Armstrong
  • 30) The Labyrinth Index – Charles Stross
  • 31) Kingdom of Ash – Sarah J. Mass – Book 8
  • 32) 9 from the Nine Worlds – Rick Riordan
  • 33) The Quantum Thief – Hannu Rajaniemi
  • 34) Port of Shadows – Glen Cook
  • 35) Women in the Church – Andreas J. Kostenberger
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Book I Read in 2017

2017 was a good year for books. I came in at just under 50 for the year. Next year I’d like to have a few more non fiction books in the list.  Here is the…

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Further Book Consumption

The Mysterious Benedict Society,
The Mysterious Benedict Society: and the Perilous Journey,
The Mysterious Benedict Society: and the Prisoners Dilemma
– by Trenton Lee Stewart

An excellent series, appropriate for adults as well as…

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Meditations on the Doctrine of God: Part 2

To know God.  That is the full measure and purpose of the Christian life.  We know God in many ways, both by searching out and listening to what He has revealed to us about Himself,…

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Meditations on the Doctrine of God: Part 2

To know God.  That is the full measure and purpose of the Christian life.  We know God in many ways, both by searching out and listening to what He has revealed to us about Himself,…

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Day 4: Chicago, Chicago, Part 1

I’m sitting in a coffee shop downtown, listening to the music playing in the background, and the pleasant murmur of conversation.  Chicago is a cool 69, and not so windy today.  Yesterday’s riding was harder…


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Nature meets Technology, Otubet, Uganda

One of the things that struck me while in Africa, and continues to strike me, is the odd gap between technology and primitive conditions seen everywhere. Modern SUV’s next to mud huts, cell phones carried…


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Prayer in Distress

heal me father, for i suffer
i am in sore distress
lay your cooling touch
upon my troubled brow
bestow peace unsurpassing
upon the turmoil of my heart
— 4/10/10 – 143

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Prayer in Distress

heal me father, for i suffer
i am in sore distress
lay your cooling touch
upon my troubled brow
bestow peace unsurpassing
upon the turmoil of my heart
— 4/10/10 – 143

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California Hills

the rolling mountains
are green with grass and flowers
in California
— 4/3/10 – 134

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New York, New York

new york, new york, oh city teaming
with life and lands and cultures dreaming
of new horizons opened wide
like lady liberty and the morning tide
— 2003 (possibly march)

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Anticipation

anticipation
building slowly until it
comes full fruition
— 3/24/10 – 123