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About meI am a partner in a small San Diego law firm. I have been married 33 years and have a son (age 16) and a daughter (age 21). The picture is of me and my son ca 1992. The Rickenbacker has'nt aged a bit, My daughter attends Mount Holyoke College and is currently spending her junior year abroad at the University of Florence. Everyone in the family is an Italophile. In addition to books, my passions include: playing the guitar, cooking, and hiking, fishing and skiing in the Eastern Sierra where we have a second home.

About my libraryMy tags speak for themselves. I only collect books by writers I like or on subject matters I like. I do not collect bindings or first editions; nor am I a completist because even my favorite writers produce some clunkers. I have read nearly every book in my catalog with the exception of some of the more turgid and prolix classics. I also have a passion for science fiction; however, I generally buy used paperbacks which I do not keep and which therefore are not catalogued.Create your own visitor map!

GroupsAll Books Africa, Book Collectors, Easton Press Collectors, Favorite Bookstores, Fine Press Forum, Gardens & Books, guitar fans, Italians - Italiani, Name that Book, San Diego Bibliophilesshow all groups

Favorite authorsIvan Doig, Patrick Leigh Fermor, H. L. Mencken, Wallace Stegner (Shared favorites)


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Currently readingContact!: A Book of Encounters by Jan Morris
The Wild Vine: A Forgotten Grape and the Untold Story of American Wine by Todd Kliman

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Thank you Nemoman. Rebecca West was really one of a kind…sadly there don't seem to be many like her around today.
Oh, yeah; the two-disc special edition with all the bells and whistles (ASIN: B0000AFQS0). It's my most-watched film - nothing else even comes close.

Have you seen the WHO AT KILBURN: 1977 DVD? The featured show is worth watching, but the other one that's on there (London Coliseum 12/14/69) is just breathtaking.
Agreed on Pete and Uncle Neil - they can both shift from acoustic introspection to feedback-ridden frenzy with staggering ease. Townshend has been talking about his memoir for about a decade now, so it's great to see that it's finally coming out.

Thanks for the tab tip - I don't get out the six-string nearly as often as I used to, but when I do it's always nice to have a new resource on hand to check out. 8)
Thanks for your note. I hope you enjoy Maqroll as much as I have the couple of times I,ve read the novellas.

Palinuro's been on my shelf for a while. Oddly, I had just pulled it off the shelf and moved it into the on-deck circle; your mention of it makes me more eager to start it.
Outstanding. I am a Les Paul guy myself - I can, at present, only dream of owing a Marshall however. Someday, someday... :)
Nice Rickenbacker! 8)
Thanks for the note!
Just read your review of "The Wild Vine," after coming home from a wine-tasting/book-signing with Todd Kliman in St. Louis. If you ever get to this neck of the woods, I would highly recommend the Missouri Wine Trail--we have many other good wines besides the Norton, and Hermann is a delightful little town. I can't wait to get started on the book myself!
Oh, that's too bad you bought it! I was fortunate enough (?) to have won a copy through this site and I was so looking forward to hearing about the cuisine and culture too.
I agree a lot of overly produced bossa nova was recorded, esp. in the U.S.

But there's a lot of great pared down bossa, often just a singer and a guitar. I need to go through my collection to cite a lot of examples, but I believe both Joao Gilberto's "Joao Voz e Violao" and "Joao Gilberto: Live in Montreux" feature just Gilberto and his guitar. There's also many Baden Powell, Luiz Bonfa and Charlie Byrd albums that are basically solo (or small group) acoustic.
Hi, I just joined this site. I noticed that you're into Memoir Books. Have you read Home After Dark? Here's a link:

Was wondering if you'd be interested in reviewing my new novel and posting your comments here as well as a few other book-related sites. Saw you liked Paris Trout, and I thought you might like my novel since it's also southern and a bit dark. I could e-mail you the novel in an e-book format if you'd like. Let me know if you're interested. Here's a link to a summary in case you're interested:


Hi there,

I'm glad you enjoyed Whatever You Do, Don't Run, and hope that you also enjoyed your safari.

Peter Allison
Not sure I can help can find no reference to an organization called the "Silverado Squatters" I have a copy of "Silverado Journal" printed by Grabhorn. I also looked through a book "Robert Grabhorn: Fine Printing and the Grabhorn Press" in which he is interviewed. He mentions the "Silverado Journal" as being one of the most difficult books he ever printed.

I would suspect when refers to himself as another Silverado squatter he is talking philosophically. More a state of mind than an actual group.

If I come across any other references I will let you know.
Thank you. Stevenson is one of my favorite authors. 'Silverado' is good, how curious they had to mis-label the wine from Napa so people would buy it, not a problem now. 'Travels with a Donkey' is probably my favorite Stevenson essay, more well known in the UK and southern France where 100s (thousands?) re-create his hike through the mountains each year, often with a donkey (there are now donkey rental companies). Wikipedia has more info on both.
thanks for writing. Re Stegner Ive only read angle of repose and crossing to safety. Just finished The Sea by John Banville which is an interesting stream of consciousness and wanted to mention Frank Conroy's Body and soul which was an excellent novel since you have read his nantucket book
Hi! It's pretty easy. just click on my map, then click on the yellow bar/link that says "get your own cluster map" and fill out the info they give you. Then they'll give you an html link. copy it and paste it into your profile page. Let me know if that works, and good luck!
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