Category Archives: Books

15 Authors Who Have Influenced Me

While checking out 52 Faces’s website, I saw her post on 15 authors who influenced her and felt compelled to keep it going. Like she said, if you’re reading this post, consider yourself tagged and spread the discovery. The Rules: Don’t take too long to think about it. Fifteen authors (poets included) who’ve influenced you [...]

Writing and running with Murakami

Back in June I read Haruki Murakami’s essay in a recent issue of the New Yorker and was instantly captivated. Not only was Murakami’s story of how he entered the writing life (got a little sidetracked in his career running a Japanese jazz bar), but he described his entry into the world of running in [...]

The Way

Hagakure: The Book of the Samurai by Tsunetomo Yamamoto My review rating: 4 of 5 stars “The proper manner of calligraphy is nothing other than not being careless, but in this way one’s writing will simply be sluggish and stiff. One should go beyond this and depart from the norm. This principle applies to all [...]