Category Archives: Reading, Writing, and Research

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The best piece of writing advice I have ever given

I’ve been threatening to write this story for 12 years… Sundance Shenanigans: The Best Piece of Writing Advice I have Ever Given

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The Decisive Weapon in the War on Terror

In light of the terrible events in Paris over the weekend, I hope that we don’t lose sight of that which will, I am sure, in the long run prove to be the decisive weapon in our war on terror–THE RULE OF LAW. Continue reading

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Weapon of Mass Instruction

A 1979 Ford Falcon converted into a tank armed with 900 free books. Continue reading

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1868 baseball advice (that is not a typo)

It was “the national game” back then, too. 12 pieces of baseball advice handed down by The Weekly Alta California in 1868. Continue reading

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Links to good writing advice I’ve been collecting

Links to pieces of writing advice that I’ve been collecting. Continue reading

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Podcast of my interview with Nik Hawks

The podcast of my interview with Nik Hawks of Paleo Treats. Continue reading

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“Siberian Death Trip”: my WSJ review of “Dead Mountain, by Donnie Eichar

Here’s “Siberian Death Trip,” my review of Dead Mountain, by Donnie Eichar, in the January 4 & 5, 2014 edition of The Wall Street Journal.     Here’s Donnie Eichar’s deadmountainbook website, with great information, photos, and maps. Here’s the … Continue reading

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In honor of what is perhaps my very favorite piece of narrative non-fiction…

footage of Seabiscuit’s match race with War Admiral, which took place 75 years ago today, on 1 November, 1938, with 40 million Americans glued to their radios… Continue reading

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Harsh writing advice

21 great pieces of writing advice. Continue reading

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Book cover mashup

Photo mashup of the covers of the books I’ve written. Continue reading

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