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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

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Book Excerpt: I tell my Mom I’m Going to Hike the Appalachian Trail

Each week, I'll try to share one short excerpt from the book I'm working on.  Because, even though I'm working other stuff (for, both, work and pleasure), writing this book -- and hopefully others -- is the reason I decided to become a writer. Obviously everything can change in the months (many months) it will… Continue reading Book Excerpt: I tell my Mom I’m Going to Hike the Appalachian Trail

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1 Year Later: Trying to Figure Out Why I Hiked the Appalachian Trail

This has been an exciting week so far! My first article in The Advocate should be running in the paper tomorrow; I successfully pitched two additional stories to them that I'm working on; and they sought me out for a third. That, plus another article for Mid-City Messenger and my steady writing gig for 504ward,… Continue reading 1 Year Later: Trying to Figure Out Why I Hiked the Appalachian Trail

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Happy Monday, and Here’s to a Week Full of Adventures!

I'm about to head out the door.  Today I'm playing "Upscale Family Member at a Funeral" on some cocaine-trafficking TV show called, "Zero, Zero, Zero."  Should be weird and fun, except I have bike across the city to get to set, wearing clothes as if it was a "cool, Fall day." It's currently 75 degrees… Continue reading Happy Monday, and Here’s to a Week Full of Adventures!