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Reading my way to Iceland

Pretty much since high school, I’ve had what W. H. Auden called “The Northern Thing”, a fascination with Vikings, Scandinavia, and their conflicting views on Fate (everything is predetermined) and Free Will (you must fight to death, and never give …


My 10 books

Had a fun conversation with friend about how in the old days you’d invite your friends over and impress them with your book collection. And how, in today’s digital/library world, the books that mean the most to us often aren’t …


An Unlikely Story

So, out and about last weekend looking at tile for a remodeling project….so….bored…let’s go to a Bookstore! Much better. Turns out we’re not that far away from An Unlikely Story, an indie bookstore opened a few years back in Plainville, …