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Quick 2013 Recap, 2014 Preview… Including New Trail and Ultra Book

Dec 22, 2013 | One Comment

This past year was a significant deviation from our previous few years. Here’s a quick and dirty review:

We semi-settled down in the San Diego area,
We ran a total of one race this year, the San Diego Trail Marathon, which I DNFed at the 26 mile, 384 yard mark.
We had a bout of abject poverty, which was both humbling and eye-opening. Thankfully it didn’t last long.
I worked for UPS as a seasonal worker (actually last holiday season), Read More...

Book Review: “Got to Live” by Jay Danek

Nov 8, 2013 | No Comments

Many months ago, Jay sent me a copy of his ultraruning book “Got to Live.” Given that I more or less stopped running, I never quite got around to writing the review. Honestly, I had forgotten about it until I started the tentative planning for a benji [my new favorite term for hundred milers] next year.

Anyway, Jay’s book was released at a great time. There aren’t too many ultra books on the market, and the Read More...

Downloadable Reading of the Squirrel Wipe Book By Run Barefoot Girl

Jun 16, 2013 | No Comments

Trying to decide if you want to take the plunge and buy a copy of my trail running and ultra book “Never Wipe Your Ass with a Squirrel?” My friend Caity reads a sample on her Run Barefoot Girl! podcast.

Check it out here:

http://runbarefootgirl.com/2013/06/rbg-88-dont-wipe-your-ass-with-a-squirrel/

Check out Caity’s other podcasts, too. If you’ve never head her before, I guarantee you’ll immediately fall in love with her show!

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A New Diet Book? And It Is 100% Free?!? WTF?

Jun 11, 2013 | 5 Comments

Yes, it DOES seem to good to be true! I’ve written a diet book and it’s completely free!

This is the only weight loss (or weight gain depending on your goals) you’ll ever need. AND IT’S FREE!

For your convenience, I made it available in a variety of formats including:

ePub- For most eReaders

Mobi- For Kindles

PDF- For computers and other assorted devices

Warning: For Read More...

Traditional Publishing Versus Self-Publishing: Which is Better to Spread Your Ideas?

May 4, 2013 | No Comments

So you want to see your ideas in print, huh?

Years ago, you pretty much needed to go through a traditional publishing house. Self-publishing, while theoretically possible, required a ton of difficult work. A prospective writer would have to recruit editors, typesetters, graphic designers, and printers to produce the book. Once produced, the writer then had to tackle distribution and marketing. It was a long, hard process that wasn’t especially effective.

The rise of technology has Read More...

Dead Tree Printed Edition of the Squirrel Wipe Book is Available!

Apr 4, 2013 | No Comments

Apparently not everyone enjoys ebooks. Some people just like holding paper. It’s cool. I get it.

For those folks, I made a printed edition which is currently only available via Amazon. Here’s the link:

Never Wipe Your Ass with a Squirrel: A trail running, ultramarathon, and wilderness survival guide for weird folks

Wondering if the book is for you? Check out Chase Williams’ review of the earlier, shorter version:

http://chaserwilliamsisrunningaway.blogspot.com/2013/03/never-wipe-your-ass-with-squirrel-book.html

 

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Trail Running and Ultramarathon Book is Finished!

Mar 28, 2013 | One Comment

I finished up the expanded and edited version of “Never Wipe Your Ass with a Squirrel: A trail running, ultramarathon, and wilderness survival guide for weird folks.“I’ve accomplished my goal of producing the least-serious-but-still-exceedingly-useful trail and ultra book in existence!

I added significantly more content than the original version, and my editing team did a wonderful job of eliminating the grammar and other errors. New table of contents can be found at the bottom of this post.

 

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Embracing Poverty

Mar 17, 2013 | 8 Comments

The last two months or so have been an interesting experience. Due to a lot of miscalculations, we’ve been rather poor lately. It’s a strange twist to our hobo adventures in that we’ve been able to look at our situation with a degree of objectivity without falling into a serious panic. It’s taught us a great deal about ourselves and others that may be in a similar situation.

So how did we slip into poverty?

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