October 14, 2015, Wednesday evening -- Reading Stephen Kinzer

I am always impressed when I see people walking while reading. It seems to say that they love what the author is saying so much, that would risk walking into an uncovered utility hole, just to keep on being in the author's thoughts. Or, maybe these readers are just more coordinated than I am.

In the Mission District, walking while reading
We had a very short conversation. She is reading All the Shah's Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror, by Stephen Kinzer. One of her favorite authors is Rashid Khalidi, a Palestinian-Lebanese author who is a professor at Columbia.