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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 now so that I can make it as good as possible. One of the hardest lessons I’ve had to learn …

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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. 

Oh. And I’m going to be wearing the most awesome outfit ever. You’re going to be so jealous. 

Consider this a teaser blog post.

Reflections on The Batman coming after I see the movie. 

Some sweet TDKR trailers after the break.

You’re welcome. 

* Batcape whip and disappearance into the shadows *

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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 busy, and so it’s been sort of the perfect summer. For some reason I felt like the twelve of you who read this blog might want to know a little more about what’s going on, so, here you go. 

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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, I’m hoping to find a bit better focus for the blog, or at least bring you more original content and other fun stuff. I’m totally open to suggestions. If you have a favorite blog post or something else I’ve written that you’d like to see more of next year, by all means, let me know. You can either drop that in the comments below or email me at bmsneed@gmail.com. 

You can skip the rest of this if you don’t want to read all about me. Just a quick recap of my year and a look ahead.

In fact, if you do skip it, at least, please, tell me about your year in the comments. What’d you do this year that was awesome? And what do you hope to do next year? 

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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 see my family. This is why.

The past three years, I’ve been working my butt off. Been busier than Justin Bieber’s bodyguards in a mall. (Ignoring, for the sake of that metaphor, the fact that no way the Biebs ever actually goes to a mall.) Writing, writing, writing, hustling for more paid work, spending days at a time in front of my computer, drinking too much coffee, typing until my hands cramp and my eyes cross. 

Spending way too little time with my friends and family. Seriously, it’s like I never see them. And that sort of sucks, because most of my family is only like an hour away, and so is my best friend, and yeah, we never see each other. It’s pretty lame. 

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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 mag if you can, though. It’s the first time in its history that they don’t feature an athlete on 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 – first in a supporting-garbageman role during his brief NBA career (and a longer one abroad) and then as a bodyguard for famous …

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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 his guest. Prologue is a regional book club event in which Ben, essentially, will “discuss notable works by local and …

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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 weekends ago for it, and posted it this morning.  So go check it out. And because I’m trying to be …

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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 champion Winona State University in the finals, they were the ultimate underdogs, too small in every way. Predictably, they trailed …

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