Verb(ing) – XIII

Reading Right now I’m reading George Morris’ autobiography, Unrelenting. I’m only a few chapters in, but already I’m enjoying it – it’s classic George!   Writing I’m SO happy to have finally published my first novel, Where the Bluegrass Grows! What’s interesting is that I started working on its kind-of sequel a year ago, during[…]

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Book Review: Racing My Father

Like most people, I love reading books that are local to my area, and Patrick Smithwick’s Racing My Father is exactly that. The majority of this book takes place in Maryland hunt country, at Pimlico Racetrack, and the surrounding areas where steeplechase meets are held.   A memoir, my favorite genre, about growing up with[…]

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Book Review: Ruffian – A Racetrack Romance

William Nack’s Ruffian – A Racetrack Romance was an excellent follow up to Jane Schwartz’s Ruffian – Burning from the Start as it took on a slightly different perspective. Schwartz focused on straight history: Ruffian’s lineage, her training, and each race. Nack, however, focused on his personal experiences while covering the filly’s career. If William[…]

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Poetry Collection Review: Dark Track

I’m a big fan of local eventer/author/poet, Julia Wendell. If her name sounds familiar, it’s because I reviewed her memoir, “Finding My Distance,” and then interviewed her about it in this post. Long before she published her memoir, Julia was producing poems, but “Dark Track” was the first of her poetry collections that I was[…]

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