Infinite Books

A New Library of Babel: Borges, Fake News and Philosophy for All

Arguably, all we experience of life is data. Information received through various sensors, processed first by functions within the sensors themselves, then interpreted by the mind receiving those signals. Light and dark, warm and cold, cacophonous and silent, all must be received, converted into ideas and somehow coalesce from the…


Reordering books on shelves

Reordering books on shelves after their relocation to the basement. Language, theology, running, fly fishing, poetry (oh, did I just say poetry twice in a row?), academic lit, horror, fantasy, history, science fiction, biz and web dev … o the decades, the friends who they make me recall, the tactile…


Amazon/Audible’s Whispersync for Voice a Bibliophile’s Fantasy

All right, did I just call Whispersync for voice a bibliophile’s fantasy in this blog post’s title, and that only so I wouldn’t have to type that hoary cliche “a dream come true?’ Yes, a bit gushy, but it’s true. Here’s the deal. I bought a Kindle edition book by…


There’s a snake wrapped around a newspaper in my mother-in-law’s fridge: adventures in language learning

There’s a snake wrapped around a newspaper in my mother-in-law’s fridge. There’s also a cow with a plastic shark’s fin strapped to its head sitting at the dining room table stuffing money into a cash register. There’s a vise attached to the kitchen table. In the vise there’s a brain….


How to add EPUB books to your Kindle, take advantage of Google’s massive free library

My wife got me a Kindle for Christmas this year, and from day one I’ve loved it. I’d spent some time with both tablets (iPad) and the Kindle for work last year and had a chance to dig in and understand the virtues of both. In the case of an…


Blood Meridian: A Hideous, Brilliant Book … Worth the Hard Work of Reading

Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian, Or the Evening Redness in the West, is not an easy read. The language is archaic and dense, the philosophy is weighty and ambiguous, and the story is as violent and gory as the most revolting contemporary horror movie. Nevertheless, the reward for the hard work…


‘Born to Run’ author Christopher McDougall on The Daily Show

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c Christopher McDougall Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor Healthcare Protests Amazing book.  I still haven’t gotten around to writing about it yet, but Born to Run is a great, fast read,and while it’s about running, its appeal…


In Explorers of the Infinite Coffey reveals the spiritual and paranormal experiences of extreme athletes

I did not enjoy my run yesterday. It was my long run of the week, and it was intensely humid, even early in the morning. I felt tired before I got off the front porch. Every mile was hard work; some might have even qualified as grueling. Along the way,…