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Oh hi there!

Been a while, meaning it’s about time for another “oh darn I haven’t blogged in awhile so here’s an update” sort of post. Darn, I haven’t blogged in awhile, so here’s an update. I haven’t been blogging as much for a few reasons, but the main one is that I’m focusing on other work right...
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Uptown Greenville Umbrella Market

Starting TODAY, every Wednesday through August 26, I'll be hanging out at the Umbrella Market in Greenville from 5-8 p.m.
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A quick story about plagiarism, starring the Daily Mail!

The Daily Mail simply rewrote what we'd put together and passed it off as their own.
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The Dark Knight Rises TONIGHT

Midnight tonight. First time I've ever been to a midnight premiere. I have a softball game at 8:30. Trying to get to the theater by 10, 10:30 latest. Trying to win that puppy by slaughter rule in four innings, and if it somehow goes extras, screw the playoffs, I'm bouncing, because BATMAN HAPPENS TONIGHT PEOPLE. ...
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In The Works

I've got a ton of stuff going on right now. Two big stories for ESPN The Magazine, one smaller one, another long story for ESPN.com, plus a story for GQ, a few fiction stories, and my master's thesis. I'm overwhelmed, and I'm loving every second of it. I'm passionate about stories and I love being...
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Thank You

Just wanted to take a quick second to thank the handful of you who stop by here on a regular basis. Really. Being a young writer with a blog focused on not much of anything, there are still a group of you who come by every day, and I'm really grateful for you.  Come 2012,...
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Why I Can’t Wait For Christmas (And A Quick List of Where You Can Read My Writing)

I am so stoked about the holidays. A lot of people sort of dread them. The cliches, far as I can tell, involve dreading seeing family, dreading spending money on people you rarely see, dreading spending time around people you don't really care to see, yada de yada. Not me, man. I can't wait to...
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The First Legend: Meadowlark Lemon in SLAM Magazine

  Wrote up Meadowlark Lemon for SLAM magazine’s issue this month. Don’t think the story’s online yet, but you can get the magazine from newsstands everywhere, and SLAM editor-in-chief Ben Osborne was gracious enough to allow me to post the PDF version of the Meadowlark story here. Make sure to grab a copy of the...
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David Roth Says Cool Things About ‘Nobody Walks Alone’

Many thanks to David Roth at the Wall Street Journal for a great shoutout about my recent ESPN The Magazine story, “Nobody Walks Alone.” From Roth’s Tuesday column at The Daily Fix:  Mike Williams was never all that famous, although he did spend much of his working life around people more famous than he –...
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Nobody Walks Alone

My long-awaited first story in ESPN The Magazine is officially out. Available online today. You can read it by clicking here or by clicking the screengrab at right. Available everywhere in print on Friday. Stay tuned here. I have many, many people to thank. Until then, enjoy the story.
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Prologue with Ben Steelman, tonight in Wilmington

If you’re in the Wilmington area tonight and not all busy with cheesy Valentine’s Day romance, I’ve got something for you to do. Better yet, make this part of your cheesy Valentine’s Day romance. Wilmington Star-News writer Ben Steelman will host Prologue at 7 p.m. tonight at the WHQR radio station’s gallery, and I’ll be...
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Me on the FreshPod with Bryan Allain

  Bryan Allain is a blogger up in Pennsylvania who has been called, among many other things I’m sure, one of the funniest Christians out there by Stuff Christians Like author Jon Acuff. He’s also a super cool dude, and is the creator of The FreshPod, A Podcast for Creatives. He interviewed me a couple...
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The Edge of Legend

 An Incredible Story of Faith and Basketball From the Life of Harlem Globetrotter Anthony “Ant” Atkinson Brandon Sneed’s debut book chronicles Barton College’s run to its first and only national championship appearance in the 2007 NCAA Division II basketball tournament, which epitomized the meaning of March Madness. And when the Bulldogs took on undefeated defending national...
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