Something — guilt, maybe — moves me to explain why I haven’t posted any reviews for awhile. Not that anyone’s noticed, of course.
Truth to tell, I’ve taken a new, full-time job. As of several weeks ago, I’m now the managing director of a start-up business, the One World Futbol Project. We’re a mission-driven business that pursues what’s called the Triple Bottom Line of People, Planet, and Profit. In other words, we weigh the human and environmental impact of the decisions we make, not just the financial implications. The company is actually a fascinating enterprise. Check it out. You’ll find us online at http://www.oneworldfutbol.com.
Meanwhile, even though I’ve been — what should I say? — distracted of late, that doesn’t mean I’ve stopped reading. Since I last reviewed a book in this space, I’ve read Bob Woodward’s new behind-the-scenes report, Obama’s Wars, and In a Dark House, another of Deborah Crombie’s finely crafted mysteries. Now I’m nearly half-way through a fascinating, first-person account of life in Eastern Africa: The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer.
You’ll see my reviews of these books . . . well, as soon as I can manage.