I’m the fastest man in the world. No, I’m not Usain Bolt. And I’ve never been in the Olympics. And I’m not even the fastest man in the world anymore. But I once was: You see, “fastest man in the world” can take on all meanings. You could be the fastest at eating a pound … Continue reading Anyone Can Set a World Record. Here’s How.
I've never made a big point of establishing goals for the coming year. Last year I decided I would complete Write 1, Sub 1 (write at least one story and submit at least one story each week for the whole year). I successfully made it about halfway through the year, but then I fell behind … Continue reading 2014 Goals
At the end of 2012, I made the claim that it was the biggest and best year of my life. I can't say with certainty that 2013 was a better year, but it was certainly a bigger year. For me, 2013 was a major transition year. I moved out of St. Louis for the first … Continue reading 2013 In Review
My writing life has been less active over the last few months, probably the result of moving to Minneapolis, starting a new job in a different field, battling tonsillitis and post-infection arthritis, and publishing the first single-author book available through Bartleby Snopes Press (not to mention trying to get a second one ready in time … Continue reading A Late August Update
I was supposed to joggle my first race today. I've joggled plenty of times in my life. I've gone for 10-mile joggles and done joggling track workouts. I've even done joggling hurdles and backwards joggles (for a world record that has since been broken). So what went wrong today? During the moving process from St. … Continue reading Joggling Woes
As a high school track and field coach, I have witnessed many athletes disqualified for a great number of violations. False starts, jewelry, uniform infractions, exchange zone infractions, unsporting conduct. The list goes on. This past year, I had two athletes disqualified in the same meet for wearing thin pieces of rubber around their wrists. … Continue reading Waving Your Fingers: A Response to Track and Field Athletes Disqualified for “Act of Faith”