People who know me or have ever visited almost every place in which I have lived, know that I enjoy reading books.  So what kind of trip would I have without some books along for the journey?  After all this journey is a physical one across many miles and a mental one across many years.  A shared goal of both is to view our world from a different perspective via direct and indirect experiences.  So this is the section in which I’ll share what I am reading along the trip and my thoughts on each:

Books along for the ride (or that I have selected to be sent to me for the ride):

The Oregon Trail by Rinker Buck

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig

Beyond the Wall by Edward Abbey

Sophie’s World by Josten Gaarder

Zen and the Psychology of Transformation by Hubert Benoit

Anatomy, Stretching & Training for Cyclists by Lisa Purcell

Listening to a Continent Sing by Kroodsma

Texas by James Mitchner

Rhinoceros Zen: Zen Martial Arts and the Path to Freedom by Jeffery Brooks

Haiku and Senyru: A Simple Guide for All by Charlotte Digregorio

Yoga: The Poetry of the Body by Rodney Yee

Conquering the Borderlands by Lorraine Veisz

Arts of Strength, Arts of Serenity: Martial Arts training for mental, physical, and spiritual health by Nicklaus Suino