For the entire time I've been writing I have mostly relied on emotion to carry my written thoughts. It worked, and I got pretty good a leveraging big emotions. I never thought to try another way until I ran into some serious road blocks while trying to write a piece for Bicycling.
The idea wasn’t that lame, as far icebreakers go anyway. There were maybe ten of us, and we each had a paper square with an animal on it; I was zebra. Somewhere in the room was another square with that same animal on it. We were to find our match and partner up. I found … Continue reading Ice breaking Happiness
Two Ninas is not a good movie by most people’s standards. The film, staring Ron Livingston, Amanda Peet, and Cara Buono, played for one weekend wonder, grossing just under $11,000 when it played on six screens on the 28th of January 2001. The story follows one Marty Sachs (Ron Livingston), a man with a job … Continue reading Want to Make God Laugh?
For the last few years I've talked about learning how to take good, well descent photos. The idea being that it would be easier for me to sell written stories to the magazines I loved if I was also able to provide photos. The hope being that I could A: make a little more money … Continue reading Adventures in Pictures
I have never been a politically active person. There have been moments, perhaps, like my brief fascination with Marx and Engels in high school, which also coincided with my reading of the Socialist Worker newspaper, and then later—after I’d dumped all that socialism nonsense—a brief stint as a political blogger, by which I mean I … Continue reading What I Feel I Must Do
I like early mornings in Seattle because of the quiet, empty streets. This is a treat normally reserved for post season Sundays during the football season, and for the second time in a week I am able to enjoy the city while it still sleeps. I wish this happened more, but more often than … Continue reading P3
The crows are laughing at me. There are three of them parked in tree behind the U Dub climbing wall in the stadium’s south lot. They should be, I don’t know what the hell I’m doing here, an hour before work starts when I could, maybe should, be at home making pouring coffee for my … Continue reading Crises May be Existential in Nature
I have new piece in the most recent issue of GritCX. The story, about Seattle local and former U23 US champ Zach McDonald. We covered a lot of ground in our hour and a half interview, done at Ventoux Roasters and Heart Coffee, a cycling themed joint not far from our respective homes. … Continue reading Recent Works and Skunkworks Projects
A few months ago I pitched a story about Bluegrass Musician Bryan Sutton. The pitch was accepted, but then the magazine was sold, and I think the editor was sent elsewhere. This all happened after I had been in contact with Bryan's representation and received an advanced download of the album. I wanted to … Continue reading Tradition and Progress. A review of Bryan Sutton’s The More I Learn
You have to get up early if you want to ride with b|f and crew. I didn’t wake up early enough, telling myself that the gap between my 5:45 alarm and my 6:15 meet up with b|f was big enough for me to continue to lay in bed until five after six. I put down … Continue reading Cracked