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Update: The Proud Father of a Vegetable Contest

The contest in which you try to guess what vegetable our unborn baby will be compared to continues. This week the email update said our baby is the size of a jicama (???). Anyone ever heard of a jicama?

Apparently it’s a Mexican potato sometimes referred to as a yam bean. More than giving me an idea of the size of our offspring these updates make me feel like I don’t know squash about produce.

I figured there was no way anyone guessed that. Then I started to scan the comment threads. Karly nailed it. I’ll be sending her a copy of WAIW? in the next week or two. I should get my official copies soon. You’ll know as soon as they…

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Check the Tag

I interviewed students at Ball State U. here in Muncie on Halloween and asked them “Where are you wearing?”

It was a lot of fun and I’d like to thank all of those students who took time out of their busy days spent passing out free hugs, playing four square, hittin’ hookahs, and possibly studying…but apparently not studying geography.

Portions of this video will be combined with portions of my first attempt at a book trailer. After viewing this, my publicist, Cynthia, told me that I probably should drop the “bong boys.” So, watch this video now because the bong boys (smoking flavored tobacco, nothing illegal) probably got to go and they cracked me up.

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Blogger or Columnist

I really don’t care what you call me because I’m really not sure what to call myself.

Until recently I wasn’t referred to as anything because no one was referring to me at all. Now that a few people are, I’m not going to complain. Still, I find it curious that folks identify me as a blogger and my writing style as that of a blogger. I think my writing style is more of that of a columnist, since that’s where I really got my start.

The first 100,000 words or so of mine that were published were in the form of 800 to 1,000 word columns. For better or worse, writing my column “Travelin’ Light” taught me to write. And during the learning process the…

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Is this overwritten???

We slept beneath the open sky in our down cocoons. We had yet to earn credits in astronomy or geology or physics, but that night, as we counted falling stars until the bright celestial lights yielded to the blackness of our eyelids, we watched our universe expand….

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Publish me at your own risk!

Over the past several years I’ve contributed multiple times to the Christian Science Monitor, a 100-year old international daily paper renowned for its reporting. This week they announced they are doing away with their print edition.

Recently I contributed to Conde Nast Portfolio magazine. This week the magazine dropped 20% of their staff and scaled back from 12 issues per year to 10.

I contributed. People got fired. I hope these are unrelated events….

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