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Doing the Write Thing in 2017

Tweet The first story I wrote in 2016 was a tale of rejection. It walked its reader (singular) through humiliating breakups and infidelity, heartbreaking phone calls from potential employers that preferred other candidates, and a letter from my preferred university that politely declined the opportunity to educate me. That letter quickly became the victim of […] more



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11 things that are different about this round of 100 miler training

Tweet Back when I was a beer professional, I would frequently hear our founding brewer  doling out advice for homebrewers and aspiring zymurgists. His main tip was always the same: When you’re developing a recipe for a new brew, only change one element at a time. That way, when you go from total sludge to the […] more

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It’s a Long Story

Tweet “I fucking hate this. I fucking hate this. I fucking hate this.” Those were the final words delivered from my mouth to the PCT at the end of my 50 mile jaunt around three of Oregon’s largest volcanoes. “Millions of peaches, peaches for me. Millions of peaches, peaches for free.” Those were the second-to-last […] more

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Wilder Writing

Tweet A few months ago, I read an article in the Atlantic called “The Secret Shame of Middle-Class America”. In it, the author stuns his reader with a statistic outing 47 percent of Americans as so financially insecure, they could not afford a $400 emergency. He goes on to reveal that he’s a member of […] more

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The Backup 100

Tweet Back in January, I sat down with my buddy SarahOUaL and started brainstorming all of the things we wanted to accomplish in 2016: “I will update my resume, and explore career options outside the brewery, and also muster up the courage to negotiate a higher salary,” I boldly declared. (Check, check, and check. It’s nice […] more

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