100 Favorite Albums of All-Time (50-41)


Part six of my top 100 albums of all time. Previously: 100 Favorite Albums of All-Time 100-91. 100 Favorite Albums of All-Time 90-81. 100 Favorite Albums of All-Time 80-71. 100 Favorite Albums of All-Time 70-61. 100 Favorite Albums of All-Time 60-51. 50. The Trinity Session by The Cowboy Junkies (1988) I’m sure that there are…

Book Review: The Making of the Fittest


Author: Sean B. Carroll Title: The Making of the Fittest Publication Info: Tantor Media (2007), Edition: Unabridged, Audio CD ISBN: 1400103150 Summary/Review: This book is a primer on how natural selection works.  Carroll approaches this topic from a mathematical perspective through statistics and probability, but does so in layperson’s terms (which means I can just…

Book Review: Where the Wild Things Were


Author: William Stolzenburg Title: Where the wild things were : life, death, and ecological wreckage in a land of vanishing predators Publication Info:  New York : Bloomsbury : Distributed to the trade by Macmillan, 2008. ISBN: 9781596912991 Summary/Review: This book explores the role of predatory carnivores in ecosystems.  Far from just being the top of…

Book Review: Little Fingers by Filip Florian


Around The World For a Good Book selection for: Romania Author:  Filip Florian Title: Little Fingers Publication Info: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (2009) ISBN: 0151015147 Summary/Review: The hot new novel from Romania is based on the premise of excavations of a Roman fort in a small town unearth a mass grave.  It is immediately rumored and…