Dr. Khawaja Azimuddin is a gastro-intestinal surgeon in Houston, TX. When he was a young boy, Dr. Azimuddin along with his family was incarcerated in a refugee/civilian prisoner of war camp for two years following the India-Pakistan War of 1971. After almost fifty years he is finally telling his story though his book, The Boy Refugee: A Memoir From a Long-Forgotten War. In this episode, the shares his life and experiences.
The threshold to add a book to my reading list is very, very low. A reference to a book in another book I’m enjoying, in a podcast I like, or even an offhand quip from a friend is likely to result in an addition to my list and soon, to my shelves. This approach rarely … Continue reading Jesus and the Disinherited by Howard Thurman
The Deckle Edge blog has primarily been a place for me to write book reviews and that won’t change. But I also love documentaries, the recent one titled Unnur, by Chris Burkard being an excellent example. The short film, set in Iceland, follows the lives of Elli Thor Magnusson, “an Icelandic photographer, surfer, and former … Continue reading Unnur, a film by Chris Burkhard
An interview with Brendan Bernhard Gaffney about his upcoming book, "James Krenov: Leave Fingerprints" published by Lost Art Press.
A review of Bishop Michael Curry's book, "Love is the Way: Holding on to Hope in Troubling Times."
Announcing The Deckle Edge Podcast!
Can't Hurt Me by David Goggins I’ve written before about my interest, if not utter fascination with human performance. In particular, I’m attracted to stories of people who find ways to push themselves far beyond what the rest of us think possible. And so, I read with particular interest and curiosity, Can’t Hurt Me: Master … Continue reading Can’t Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds by David Goggins
The Boy Refugee by Khawaja Azimuddin, MD In 1971 the Indo-Pakistani war erupted though depending on your perspective, the causes of the war might be different. Oppression, genocide, and nationalism are all potential, if not unusual culprits, and tensions were building in the region for some time. But if the causes weren’t completely clear, the … Continue reading The Boy Refugee: A Memoir from a Long Forgotten War by Khawaja Azimuddin, MD
Wine Folly by Madeline Puckette and Justin Hammack In my younger days I was a beer aficionado. Not a beer snob, per se, but a person who enjoyed beer of many styles and many brewers. From a Bud Ice Light to a Chimay...there was a time and place in my life for it. But then … Continue reading Wine Folly: The Master Guide by Madeline Puckett and Justin Hammack
Body of Water by Chris Dombrowski Like a glass smooth, cerulean flat stretching to the Caribbean sun, Body of Water: A Sage, a Seeker, and the World’s Most Alluring Fish by Chris Dombrowski is deceptively simple above the surface but complex, moving, and alive below. On its surface, Body of Water is a history of … Continue reading Body of Water: A Sage, a Seeker, and the World’s Most Alluring Fish by Chris Dombrowski