Fear: Trump in the White HouseFear: Trump in the White House by Bob Woodward

  • I actually had put this one aside for several reasons but Wendy wanted to hear more about it so I’m going to read some more.
  • It is very detailed.  He’s getting deep into the minutia of what has happened so it gets a bit boring to read actually.
  • I don’t think that you are going to learn a whole lot that is new here if you’ve been paying attention to the administration.  Maybe that’s cynical of me.  I always just assumed that Trump was such a toddler that people managed him like one so none of those stories seem the least bit surprising to me.


I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for WhitenessI’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown

  • I heard of a bunch of books in a long article about former evangelical Christians trying to find their way back to a kinder, gentler Christianity.  This is the first of them I was able to get.  I’m not interested in moving back to Christianity but I would like to read other people’s perspectives.
  • Austin Channing Brown is a black woman.  Her parents named her to sound like a white man so she would be able to get job interviews.  It is messed up that that needs to happen.


  • Excommunication is my favorite scam. The whole concept proves that any religion that believes in it is full of crap.
  • A man (and it is always a man) can say that you are no longer part of the religion and that is fine. But if you truly believe that this man’s word is going to cause your god to abandon you for eternity, what kind of wimpy god are you worshipping? You’d be better off worshipping the man who can boss around the god.



  • He has a lot of good ideas for how to do disaster relief as a private charity. The problem is that doesn’t mesh well with a government that moves very slowly and with a lot of oversight and covering yourself when large amounts of money are being discussed.
  • I’ll be doing a full review of this one next week.