What I Talk About When I Talk About Running (Runners Book Club)

When I discussed Born to Run last week there was no shortage of topics to talk about. There was bare foot running, mentality, diet, travel, everything and anything which you can imagine surrounding the running world because although the book was very much about one writers journey, in the grander scheme of things it was… Continue reading What I Talk About When I Talk About Running (Runners Book Club)

Fourth of July Creek

This is a book about living hard. About trying. About how trying sometimes isn’t enough. In this his novel from 2014 author Smith Henderson pulls no punches as he paints a portrait of America as a hive of contradictions. In it he explores concepts of freedom and of anarchy and of social responsibility. It is… Continue reading Fourth of July Creek

A Christmas Carol

Photo by Hide Obara on Unsplash In 1843 Charles Dickens read a government report on the employment of women and children, and he was sickened to see the extent to which these people were being subjected to horrific work for equally horrifically lapse pay. To him, they were - in the words of biographer, professor, and all-around Dickens… Continue reading A Christmas Carol