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Book Review: Black Dragon River

Black Dragon River Ziegler, Dominic Penguin, 2016 My first purchase at Elliott Bay after returning to Seattle, this book caught my attention in the bargain section.  I have long heard about the Amur River, and the premise of the book, … Continue reading

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Book Review: It’s a Funk

It’s a Funk Beach, G. Dale 1985 This book came to me via an acquaintance with a long history in general aviation who pressed it in my hands and told me I needed to know the story of the little … Continue reading

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Book Review: A History of Russia

A History of Russia Pares, Bernard Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1960 As the title would indicate, this was a history textbook of Russian history.  My reading was not of scholarly nature, much more it was a desire to begin … Continue reading

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Book Review: Puer Tea

Puer Tea Zhang, Jinghong University of Washington Press, 2013 I had heard about and occasionally tasted puer tea (also pu-erh), but I was interested in learning more about it, particularly after having had a very good one while recently in … Continue reading

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Book Review: Animal, Vegetable, Miracle

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle Kingsolver, Barbara 2007, Harper Collins I continue to be amazed by Barbara Kingsolver’s span as a writer and a person.  Whether the realm is fiction, non-fiction, essays, or anything else she generates, her basic model of mixing … Continue reading

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Book Review: Water and the California Dream

Water and the California Dream Carle, David Counterpoint, 2016 What were the odds – I drive 1500 miles from the California desert to combine getting out of the dry desert summer with a pilgrimage to Elliott Bay Books in Seattle, … Continue reading

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Travels from Tucson – Wupatki National Monument

Between Flagstaff and the east entrance to the Grand Canyon there is a small brown sign on the side of US 89 for Wupatki National Monument. I wasn’t planning on visiting, but it looked to be worth at least a … Continue reading

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