I recently finished my latest book “Must Have Been Another Earthquake, Kids: A Short, Honest Guide to Full-Time RV Living with Kids.” I had to work out a few kinks with Amazon distribution, but the print version and Kindle version are both live.
What’s the book about?
After three years of living in an RV with our three children, Shelly and I wanted to share our experiences. We had a lot of […]
Last weekend, I participated in a local Brazilian jiu jitsu tournament. My division, 180 pound blue belt masters (dudes over 30), consisted of eight people. It was a double-elimination tournament. If you lost once, you dropped down to the “loser’s bracket.” If you lost a second time, you were out.
I lost both matches.
The second match ended with me being choked unconscious, which isn’t entirely uncommon in jiu jitsu. Under normal circumstances (i.e.- training), I would […]
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), then […]
Sometimes things go our way and we feel as though we’re on top of the world and have this whole “life” thing figured out. Other times we’re mired in negativity, convinced we’re complete failures. This spectrum of experience plays out day after day as we venture through life. This roller coaster plays out in our relationships, our careers, and even our hobbies. The highs are great; there’s little discussion needed. The lows, however, can be crippling. How do […]
Over the last few weeks, I’ve been contemplating new goals. I haven’t really had too many goals over the last few years; I’ve just enjoyed flowing through life. I feels like it’s about time to get some direction. The following are the goals I’m considering for 2014 but haven’t made a firm commitment:
1. Run another benji (100 miler.) It’s been a year since I ran my last ultra, and I miss it enough to seriously consider […]
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 […]
Atheism and religion are topics that frequently pop up in social media. Personally, I love discussing the topic. My friend Chad posted an audio clip about why college students choose atheism. While I think the speaker was pretty accurate regarding the specific group of college kids, the podcast really can’t be generalized to all atheists. The podcast did cause me to pause and reflect on my own decisions that led to atheism, most of which are common […]
Over the last few days, this article has popped up several times on my Facebook news feed. A quick synopsis for lazy folks: The extreme nature of some Crossfit workouts coupled with a culture of pushing the body to the extreme can put people at danger of rhabdomyolysis (a potentially fatal condition where destroyed muscle cells clog the kidneys.)
After reading lots of comments, I couldn’t help but come to the realization that the general population is […]