July 1, 2016

A friend recently suggested I should compile a list of book recommendations for Father’s Day gifts. Owing to extreme domestic dysfunction (i.e. my children are out of school for the summer) this list is rolling in a little late. But it’s a great idea! Thank you, Ali Kr...

April 20, 2016

Anyone want to take a guess as to the approximate time period of the Golden Age of pirates? If you guessed 1650–1720 then you’re obviously a huge nerd, but congratulations. You're right.

We’ve all seen Pirates of the Caribbean, so we have a vivid mental image when it co...

April 19, 2016

My household got slaughtered last week by a vicious, soul-sucking GI virus similar to Ebola. I zombied around without sleep for 898 straight hours, while enduring a constant spray of foul bodily fluids from whichever prostrated child I was holding, trying not to whine...

February 29, 2016

In a recent conversation, T.J. English, the lauded journalist/author, asked me what I knew about Whitey Bulger. Prior to reading English’s latest work, Where The Bodies Were Buried: Whitey Bulger and the World That Made Him, my recollections of Bulger were half-formed,...

April 1, 2015

This week I did not have anything to recommend wholeheartedly, so here are a few mini-reviews of some books I just read. They are completely different genres, so there should be something for everyone…

The Heist by Daniel Silva: This is a spy thriller starring an Israel...

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