General

Et Tu, Justin Trudeau?

If I want you to take one thing away from this blog post, it's that Matt Haines does not support wearing blackface. In fact, nobody who works at MattHainesWrites.com (it's just me) supports wearing blackface. I've never worn blackface and I'll never wear blackface. But there's a big difference between the two halves of that… Continue reading Et Tu, Justin Trudeau?

365 NOLA Adventures

Developing My Interviewing Chops

Anyone who knows anything about the New York Giants and New York Mets will understand why I don't want to talk about the New York Giants and New York Mets today. So let's get right into it! I recently got asked to write a series for Very Local New Orleans in which I interview a… Continue reading Developing My Interviewing Chops

365 NOLA Adventures

The Best $100 You’ll Spend This Year

I was putzing around on WordPress today and discovered there are way more blog readership statistics available to me than I originally knew. Of course, because my readership sample size is...growing...diving deeply into most of the stats isn't especially useful. (Five percent of not-a-lot-of-readers is *calculating...calculating...* not a lot of information.) Which makes the particular… Continue reading The Best $100 You’ll Spend This Year

My Book

Book Excerpt: Laying in Bed Before a Break-up

Good morning! Here's another excerpt from the Appalachian Trail book I'm working on.  It takes place on my birthday, a little more than four months before I left for the hike. I wrote this bit awhile ago, but recently revisited it.  It's unique for a non-fiction book, because -- in addition to their external dialogue… Continue reading Book Excerpt: Laying in Bed Before a Break-up