Tag: story

Marco Polo Didn’t Go There

Two years ago I read the travel book Vagabonding, which I enjoyed. I was pleased to discover the author had written another book.

Marco Polo Didn't Go There: Stories and Revelations from One Decade as a Postmodern Travel Writer (Travelers' Tales Guides)
Marco Polo Didn’t Go There: Stories and Revelations from One Decade as a Postmodern Travel Writer … [continue reading]

Outliers – The Story of Success

Everyone else seems to be reading this book now. Me too.

Outliers: The Story of Success
Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell impressed me. This guy can bundle massive amounts of statistical evidence into fun readable and entertaining stories. I liked this book … [continue reading]

My Food Stamp Story

The Drudge Report just linked to a story in my old hometown newspaper stating that 1 in 10 Ohioans now receive food stamps. This reminded me of my one and only food stamp story.

While in college I was a … [continue reading]

Taco Bell and the Speed Zone

This story has been moved around my different web sites since 1997. The introduction was written in 2000.

Do you have a story that you tell that is so unreal that as the years go by, even you start to … [continue reading]

Chasing a Dog up a Mountain

Now that I’ve acclimatized to Seattle, I decided to go for my first hike of the year on Sunday. Since all the hikes look the same out here, I went for my nearest favorite: West Tiger (aka Exit 20).

dog-hike

I … [continue reading]

That Time I Got in a Car Chase With Hulk Hogan

It must have been July or August of 1994. I had just moved to Tampa Bay from Columbus in June. For a few days I had two friends down from Ohio. Being the host the of a new town, I … [continue reading]