Earlier this week, I finished reading a book of essays by John McPhee called Silk Parachute. I've enjoyed most of McPhee's work, an eclectic body of material indeed. He writes well and deeply about a lot of non-fiction topics. This book includes a piece on the history of lacrosse in the US, the difficulties of long-exposure camera work, and the geology of the Dover cliffs, along with several others. Enthralling.