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On Call in the Arctic – A Doctor’s pursuit of life, love, and miracles in the Alaskan Frontier, by Thomas Sims

Why this book: I continue to be inspired and fascinated by Alaska – especially remote areas.  I saw this book in a used book store in Florida, and picked it up. Summary in 3 Sentences: As Tom Sims was finishing … Continue reading

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The Soul of an Octopus – an exploration into the wonders of consciousness, by Sy Montgomery

Why this book:  I loved An Immense World which gives a lot of attention to the octopus,  and I had really enjoyed the Netflix documentary My Octopus Teacher. My wife had read The Soul of an Octopus twice and highly … Continue reading

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Klara and the Sun, by Kazuo Ishiguro

Why this book:  Selected by my Science Fiction Reading Group which has decided to focus on how AI plays out in Sci Fi especially with the possibilities of AI and humanoid robots. Summary in 4 Sentences: Klara is an Artificial … Continue reading

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The Red Tent, by Anita Diamant

Why this book: Selected by my literature reading group as an appropriate shorter female oriented follow- up to the much longer and very male-oriented previous  book we’d read, The Count of Monte Cristo. Summary in 3 Sentences: An autobiographical novel … Continue reading

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Benjamin Franklin – an American Life, by Walter Isaacson

Why  this book:  I’ve had this book on my shelf for years, had never gotten around to reading it, but have always been fascinated by Benjamin Franklin.  So I decided to listen to it on audible.  I find biographies easy … Continue reading

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Code Over Country – the Tragedy and Corruption of SEAL Team SIX, by Matthew Cole

Why this book: A controversial book about the culture of the Navy SEALs. I’d heard a lot about it from several who’d read it, and I volunteered to host a discussion of the book amongst a group of SEALs, active and … Continue reading

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In the Kingdom of Ice – the Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette, by Hampton Sides

Why this book: Selected by my SEAL book club for our May 2023 session. I had proposed it, having read it maybe 10 years ago – and I was thoroughly engrossed reading it for a second time.  Summary in 3 … Continue reading

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The Meta-verse – And How it will Revolutionize Everything, by Matthew Ball

Why this book: I’m fascinated by the idea of humans developing a parallel virtual “world” in which they can act out, or try out lives that they don’t live in the physical, or “real” world.  That is happening, and this … Continue reading

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Snow Crash, by Neal Stephenson

Why this Book: Selected by my Sci-Fi reading group because it is THE source of the term “Metaverse” and the vision of the Metaverse in this book continues to guide big tech in moving in that direction to this day. … Continue reading

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The Leader’s Brain, by Michael Platt

Why this book: Selected by the SEAL reading group I’m in – suggested by my friend Jay.  I also listened to a podcast discussion with the author and was impressed. Summary in 3 Sentences: The author takes a neurologists look … Continue reading

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