Book Thoughts | How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life by Scott Adams

This book is appropriately named, though perhaps another subtitle could be added: “or how to fake it until you make it.” Scott Adams is known best for Dilbert, a “satirical office humor about a white-collar, micromanaged office featuring engineer Dilbert as the title character” (to quote Wikipedia). After listening to his story in How to […]

Review | Dreaming in Color: An Autobiography by Kaffe Fassett

I’ve been a Kaffe Fassett fan for a long time. I’ve been buying and using his fabrics in many of my quilts for years. In 2010, I attended a Kaffe lecture where he opened by complimenting the audience for choosing to wear color. “I’m glad to see the funeral is over,” he said. A look […]

Review | Creating Equal: My Fight Against Race Preferences by Ward Connerly

Ward Connerly is a crusader, but a crusader who has picked a battle that matters. A black man born in the south but raised in the west, Connerly is a unique figure in the fight for equal rights against racial preferences. Creating Equal: My Fight Against Race Preferences, part autobiography and part political memoir, is […]

Review | In My Time by Dick Cheney

What will history think of Dick Cheney?  I believe that jury is still out, but I know one thing: Cheney is doing his best to steer the criticism. I’ll be honest: I only read this up until the chapter when Cheney starts his account of 9/11 and its aftermath. At that point, I decided that […]