I took this picture of storm clouds over Fairfield County
along Route 33 several years ago.


Here are some of my favorite books
and literary works . . .

Vade Mucum

Vade Mecum is a Latin prrase that means "come with me."
On this occasion, I would like for you to come with me
and sharer some of the books I have enjoyed during my lifetime.
An impossible task to list them all. And, who knows, I
might have totally overlooked one, or two, or more. At any rate,
this list extends from high school days to the present time,
and the books are listed in no particular order.
Here they are, and if you don't like my selection,
you know what you can do.


The Catcher in the Rye, by J. D. Sallinger
The Executioner's Song, by Norman Mailer
In Cold Blood, by Truman Capote
To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
rigin of Species and the Descent of Man, by Charles Darwin
The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, translated by Edward Fitzgerald
Sailor on Horseback, by Irving Stone
Martin Eden, bu Jack London
Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck
Men Against Death, by Paul DeKruif
The Moon and Sixpence, by Somerset Maugham
he Middle-Aged Man on the Flying Trapeze, by James Thurber
Nana, by Emile Zola
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, by Betty Smith
The Complete Works of Emily Dickinson
Panzer Leader,
byHeinz Guderian
The Mysterious Stranger, by Mark Twain
The Book of Psalms, by King David
The Summing Up, by W. Somerset Maugham
Strange Fruit, by Lillian Smith
The Ballad of the Sad Cafe, by Carson McCullers
Cannery Row, by John Steinbeck
Under a Lucky Star, by Roy Chapman Andrews
The Spell of the Yukon, by Robert Service
The Razor's Edge, by Somerset Maugham
The Seawolf, by Jack London
Crime and Punishment, by Doesteovsky (sp?)
The Strange Lives of One Man, by Eli Culbertson
Walden, Henry David Thoreau
Wild America, Roger Tory Peterson & James Fisher
Attorney for the Damned, by Clarence Darrow
Naturalist, by Edward O. Wilson
The World According to Garp, John Irving
The Cider House Rules, by John Irving
Hell in a Very Small Place, by Bernard Fall
Desert Solitaire, by Edward Abbey
The Monkey Wrench Gang, by Edward Abbey
The Sun Also Rises, By Ernest Hemmingway
A Farewll to Arms, by Ernest Hemmingway
At Play in the Fields of the Lord, by Peter Matthiessen
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, by Carson McCullers
Silent Spring, by Rachel Carson
On the Road, by Jack Kerouac
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, by Robert Pirsig
Moby Dick, by Herman Melville
Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain
East of Eden, by John Steinbeck
An American Tragedy, by Theodore Dreiser
Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, by Annie Dillard
A Field Guide to the Birds, Roger Tory Peterson
Green Mansions
, by W. H Hudson
Winesburg, Ohio, by Sherwood Anderson
The Fall, by Albert Camus
Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov
The Night Country, by Loren Eiseley
The Immense Journey, by Loren Eiseley
The Star Thrower, by Loren Eisley
Tom Sawyer, by Mark Twain
Flowering Earth, by Donald Culross Peattie
A Sand County Almanac, by Aldo Leopold
Spring in Washington, by Louis Halle
Travels and Traditions of Waterfowl, by H. Albert Hochbaum
Der Steppenwolf, by Herman Hesse
The Red and the Black, by Stendhal
The Firecracker Boys, by Dan O'Neill
Our Town, by Thornton Wilder
Death of a Salesman, by Arthur Miller
A Death in the Family, by James Agee
Compulsion, by Meyer Levin
Candide, by Voltaire
The Razor's Edge, by Somerset Maugham
The Mysterious Stranger, by Mark Twain
Look Homeward Angel, by Thomas Wolfe