Journalist Mark Woods gets a grant to visit 12 US National Parks over a year to write about the future of the National Park System. Life throws in a curve ball as his mother gets a terminal cancer diagnosis early in the year. Part travelogue, part reflection on family, part essay on the past and future of the National Park Service, this was a really enjoyable book to read, especially in January when my camper is in winter storage.
The West Wing: Enemies Rewatch Season 1, Ep 8
Word leaks out that Bartlet and the Vice President clashed at a cabinet meeting; Mallory invites Sam to the opera; Leo tries to prove a point to his daughter. [more inside]