Category

Projects

A running log of things I’m working on.

Watch me on the radio!

Went on The John Boy & Billy show with Kenney this morning to talk about the book. Someone shot vide of it and posted it to YouTube, so you can watch that here if you feel like it. Had a great time. Thanks!
Continue Reading

Listen to me jabber on about Behind the Drive and writing and such for Gangrey The Podcast

Had a great time talking Behind the Drive and writing in general with Matt Tullis, writer and human being extraordinaire, and host of the excellent Gangrey the Podcast. Give it a listen if you get a chance.
Continue Reading

How To Write A Book

So here's how Behind the Drive got written.
Continue Reading

The Future, Which Almost Wasn’t: Behind the Drive Chapter 1

That's me and Kenney right after we got our hands on a copy of the book the other day. You can read a PDF of Chapter 1: The Future, Which Almost Wasn't at behindthedrive.com by clicking here.
Continue Reading

You can order Behind the Drive now, so, please consider doing that, thanks.

Look — the best, most honest pitch I can give you is that writing Behind the Drive made me a better person. Sorry, I know that’s cheesy, but hey, facts are facts, right?
Continue Reading

How To Fall Down A Mountain — My Snowboarding Essay at Medium

My silly essay about how to snowboard, which was scary for me to write, which is fitting, because it's also an allegory about fear.
Continue Reading

To cuss, or not to cuss.

At one point in Behind The Drive (out in March!), Kenney gives us this delight of a sentence: “And that’s when the fuzzin’ fuzzety fuzz fuzzes came out of me.” Only, in real life, Kenney didn’t say “fuzz,” but another word. This was one of the hardest decisions for me to make as I finished up the...
Continue Reading

BEHIND THE DRIVE update: Results of the rewrite.

After 13 drafts and what I thought was a final draft, in September, I scrapped BEHIND THE DRIVE to start over with a new structure. I had no idea if it would work. The result is downright harrowing.
Continue Reading

Choices: 2014 in Review

A quick recap of what I've been up to and working on in 2014, and some goals for 2015, including trying to blog better for you, because you're awesome.
Continue Reading

What ‘The American Dream’ means today to SCAD professor Art Novak

"When you strive to achieve some arbitrary ideal just because others are achieving it, you’re not free."
Continue Reading

BEHIND THE DRIVE update: The Overhaul

BEHIND THE DRIVE, my book about Kenney Moore and Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes & Fries, has had its release date delayed. And that's a good thing. Here's why.
Continue Reading

What ‘The American Dream’ Means Today To Aspiring Writer Lou Mindar

An insurance agent and aspiring writer shares his thoughts on what the American Dream means today. Part of the 'Behind Your Drive' series.
Continue Reading

What ‘The American Dream’ means today to artist Adrienne Jensen

An artist shares her thoughts on what the American Dream means today. Part of the 'Behind Your Drive' series.
Continue Reading

Hwy 55 founder and president Kenney Moore’s shocking salary

The average American CEO in 2013 actually got paid 354 times more than the average worker. You'll never believe what Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes, and Fries founder and CEO Kenney Moore pays himself.
Continue Reading

What ‘The American Dream’ Means To Entrepreneur Ian Blair of The Blair Group

A successful entrepreneur and the principal of a business consulting firm shares his thoughts on the modern American Dream.
Continue Reading

Franchise Business Review names Hwy 55 one of the top franchises in the country

This just made me really happy to see this morning. I grew up eating Hwy 55 burgers back when the company was called Andy's, and now that I'm writing a book about what it's really taken for Kenney to build and sustain and now grow this company, I have such a deep respect and appreciation...
Continue Reading

[BYD] What ‘The American Dream’ means to newspaper publisher Rick Stewart

When you think of big sexy American dreams, you don't necessarily think of running a set of community weekly newspapers and teaching college kids at a tiny liberal arts school. But this is, exactly and a thousand percent, Rick's dream, and it always has been.
Continue Reading

[BYD] What ‘The American Dream’ means to Emmy-winning ESPN Editor Jay Lovinger.

"But I was smart, and I was able to reinvent myself. This, to me, is the American Dream — that anyone, at least in theory, CAN reinvent themselves."
Continue Reading

A new book project and my big bleeding heart.

It isn't about making money to me, and being a writer isn't about "being a writer" and writing books isn't about saying "I write books."
Continue Reading
1 2 3 4 5