So… this section is where I need your help. If anyone is out there, please post a comment on a book that you recommend reading in one’s lifetime. There are dozens upon dozens of books that I want to read, but with me, if I dont have something written down, chances are, it will get lost in my mind clouds. Here is a public space for such jotting down. Suggestions are oh-so-welcome!

  • Benjamin Hoff’s The Tao of Pooh.
  • Jack Kerouc’s On The Road and Dharma Bums.
  • Robert M. Pirsig’s Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • Kurt Vonnegut’s Cat’s Cradle
  • Jared Diamond’s Collapse; Guns, Germs, and Steel
  • Michael Pollan’s In Defense of Food

so much more to come… just need time to think and look through my writing to find those gems still left unread…

Devil In The White City by Erik Larson

Recommended by my Urban Planning History Professor


I am leaving for Costa Rica in just over 3 weeks and plan on doing nothing but surfing, hiking and reading while I am out there… ok fine, ill probably have Ah beer while I am there, too. Anway, on last years trip I was able to get 3 books under my belt. While reading the “Surfer’s Guide to CR” is at the top of my list, I also will indulge in “In Search of Captain Zero”, which is going to be a quick, easy read. I will re-read the Tao of Pooh, just cause its fun and makes me feel oh so good. Aaaand depending on how my plans fair out before the trip, I may still be caught up in “Autobiography of a Yogi”– a beautiful testament (so far) to Paramhansa Yogananda’s life and life-offerrings. My copy has matriculated down to me, passing from one friend’s hands to another. I wont be the last to read this copy. In honor of my late professor, I will also probably take his suggestion of reading “The Devil in the White City” (shown above). Lots of words to ingest!