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