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Projects

A running log of things I’m working on.

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...
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[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.
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[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."
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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."
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What does ‘The American Dream’ mean today? [BYD]

Some say the American Dream is dead. Is it though? Announcing a new series, Behind Your Drive. And a giveaway!
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Announcing ‘BEHIND THE DRIVE’ at the Hwy 55 Rally

Wherein I announce my book to 2,000 at the Durham Performing Arts Center during the crazy-good Hwy 55 company rally.
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Off The Mat

How UFC featherweight Nik Lentz fought to save his father while reinventing himself.
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Seven years ago today

Seven years ago today, Barton College and its hometown hero Anthony Atkinson won the 2007 NCAA Division II national championship in ridiculous fashion. To quote the great Will Leitch, whose writing about the game in the New York Times that year inspired the title of the book: “If this had happened in Division I, it...
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Prescription: Music

When nothing else works, a Queens University program proves that sound might be the most effective medicine.
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My 2014 projects.

I’m at my best when I’m busy. Which is good, because 2014 is going to be a heck of a year.
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Why I Self-Published THE EDGE OF LEGEND

The story behind my first book, THE EDGE OF LEGEND, and why I switched it from traditional publishing to publish it myself.
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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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Death of a Ballplayer

Billy Dillon was about to sign a contract with the Detroit Tigers -- then he was wrongly convicted of murder and spent the next 27 years in maximum security prison.
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The Good Hurt

How Ray King lives and plays basketball with cancer and helped his college team to its best season ever.
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Into The Earth

One minute you’re checking a yardage marker for your buddy, and the next, you’re being eaten by a golf course. Then you’re forced to relive the whole thing by some journalist for Outside: My latest, now up at OutsideOnline.com.
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