I have a pile of books that I read strewn about the house and in my backpack. I have always been a reading omnivore–newspapers (esp. the NY Times), books on biography, non-fiction history, yoga, philosophy, religion, military history, history of technology, travelogues, etc. I also am a voracious reader of mysteries, detective fiction, action thrillers, legal thriller, historical fiction and science fiction (less so recently, and not fantasy science fiction, but Arthur C. Clarke and Robert Heinlein and Isaac Asimov.)

My most recent reading has been the recent autobiography of Anthony Amato, the opera impresario with whom I was associated most of my childhood and adult life, the recent biography of T Krishnamacharya, the great yogi of the 20th century, written by his grandson Kausthub Desikachar, the recent biography of Rev. Forrest Church by my friend Dan Cryer, a recent Scarpetta medical examiner thriller by Patricia Cornwell, and more.

Most interesting is Rod Stryker’s book the Four Desires, which is providing some great insight into the process of what motivates and how to strengthen enthusiasm and desire to accomplish my Dharma. More on that as I process it!