Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Looking good in Jeanz...

Today, my friend Jeanz, who runs the great indie site "Jeanz Book Read'n'Review" has more features on me than I can shake a stick at. So, with that said... let's start shaking...

Click here to read the first part of her profile of some of my work online!

Click here to read the second part of her profile of some of my work online!

And click here to read her interview, in which I discuss writing (big surprise) as well as those I owe a great deal to, some of my favorite projects, and where this whole writing gig is taking me!

I hope you enjoy it. And please share it with friends. The only way this works is if you spread the word!


Friday, June 22, 2012

I can jog 200 miles…

I decided to do something different this year and begin recording every time I jogged or went cycling.

I’ll tell you that the cycling part didn’t work out so well. As you might know, I have two bicyles: the Giant and the Tank. The Tank is a 20 year old mountain bike with road tires that weighs about 500 pounds (or so). I’ve ridden that a lot in the last few years because it has armadillo tires, that’s Kevlar baby! I never got a flat on the Tank so it was great for long rides.

With just one problem.

It weighs 500 pounds (or so).

So, this year I decided to retire the Tank and take more rides on the Giant. All I needed to do was get an armadillo tire for my back wheel and everything would be…

And that was it for cycling. (Seriously, I need to get to the bike shop!)

As it turns out, I’ve been jogging far more often than I’ve been cycling. With the middle of the year coming up, I decided to check the excel file in which I record all these things – and found that I’ve jogged over 200 miles!

Now, let me go on record here and say, “Sure. I know 200 miles is nothing for other people. But, for me, it’s really something!”

I used to love to jog long ago, before I started smoking. So, to be back in a place where I can jog six or seven or eight miles at a stretch, totaling more than 200 in just six months? Well, that makes me very happy.

I’m not saying it makes me very thin, mind you, because I’m still a big, fat pig. But, things could be worse.

I’ll keep jogging…

Thursday, June 07, 2012

The "Occupy" Philosophy...

Is philosophy dead? Does it hold any meaning for any of us in our day-to-day lives?

There are signs that philosophy is still alive, that its old heart is still beating and it's not just tired words from dead guys. Check out my recent article in the Journal of Humanitarian Affairs titled: The "Occupy" Philosophy.

Monday, June 04, 2012

Plugging along...

Yes, it's another entry where I'll be plugging something else. Makes you long for the days of my rants, doesn't it?

But, believe me, this is a good one! Skive Magazine has made this month's issue about dreams and has enlisted 58 authors to tell you theirs. I am fortunate to count myself amongst that number and if you'd like to pick up a copy for a low, low price, just click this link. You'll be glad you did!

Saturday, June 02, 2012

Angela Kay Austin gives some love to Climbing Maya...

Today, Angela Kay Austin is featuring Climbing Maya on her website.

Stop on by and share some love. Tell some friends and, if you haven't already, pick up a digital copy! (Just stop by to see where it's available.) The paperback version is just around the corner!

Friday, June 01, 2012

You've got to give yourself permission...

This month on Recovering The Self, I talk about an important step for anyone pursuing their dream: Giving Yourself Permission.

Click this link to give it a read.