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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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Squirrel Wipe Trail and Ultra Book Hits the Virtual Shelves!

Mar 11, 2013 | 6 Comments

NOTE: Since this post, I’ve released the final expanded edition of the book, which adds many new sections and MUCH better editing. It is also available in .mobi (Kindle) and .epub (pretty much everything else) formats for ebook readers. The previous version that was available here is no longer available, though you CAN download the free sample following the links below. If you bought the original, continue to share it freely.

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Trail and Ultrarunning Book: Experimentation With a Different Distribution Model

Mar 9, 2013 | 5 Comments

I’m finally nearing the release of the trail and ultrarunning book I started with the Squirrel Wipe project. It’s been a long journey mostly because I almost completed it in October, then punched my computer, bricked the hard drive, and lost the entire manuscript. It was a VERY painful lesson.

It took quite some time to rewrite it, but it’s close to finished. I learned many lessons from the process of writing the various editions of The Read More...

Do the Grammar Police Inhibit Progress?

Jan 10, 2013 | 9 Comments

This off-topic rant was entirely fueled by my friend Trisha re-posting a picture from grammarly.com’s Facebook account. The picture said “Vote to stop the use of the word irregardless today! Like to cast your vote!” It created a conversation that resulted in 53 comments as of Wednesday evening. I initially responded with a somewhat douchey comment just to start a fun argument, but it turned into a surprisingly deep conversation.

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“What Should I Put on My Feet to Go Run?”: This Could Change Society

Jan 4, 2013 | 5 Comments

I’ve often dreamed of a world where parents didn’t automatically put their kids in shoes. If only we allowed our children the freedom to go barefoot, we’d avoid all the pitfalls that plague our modern shod society.

Unfortunately it’s a tough sell.

Some parents insist that their children need the protection of shoes. Sure, sometimes that protection is important (winter), but most of the time kids are more than capable of navigating any Read More...

Review The Barefoot Running Book

Sep 5, 2012 | One Comment

The newest edition of The Barefoot Running Book has been out for about a week, and feedback has been great! I’m currently looking for reviewers to give the book a little more exposure beyond my own blog. To that end, I need to ask my readership for a favor- if you have purchased the book (ebook version or dead tree version) and few extra minutes, post an honest review on Amazon here:

http://www.amazon.com/The-Barefoot-Running-Book-Minimalist/product-reviews/0452298458/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1

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The Trail Running Book: Work in Progress!

Sep 2, 2012 | 10 Comments

Earlier this year I started working on an ultrarunning book that took the form of the Squirrel Wipe project. After about 40 posts, I more or less stopped as my clinic and travel schedule picked up.The project has been in limbo for awhile.

I’ve spent several months talking to various people in the running community and assessed the need for another ultrarunning book. The response was lukewarm. People that already run ultras really don’t need a Read More...

Win a Copy of the New “The Barefoot Running Book”

Aug 22, 2012 | 2 Comments

On August 28th, the newest edition of The Barefoot Running Book (Plume, 2012) will be released!The book has new content including new tips, refined methods, expanded exercise pics, and a host of other changes. This edition also has an index (got lots of requests for that one)!

I’m looking for a good slogan to use for a Facebook status update. If you have a good slogan, share it and you could win a free Read More...