Ingrown Toenail Removal Surgery & Infection (GRAPHIC IMAGES) (NSFW)

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***WARNING*** THIS POST CONTAINS GRAPHIC IMAGES. PLEASE DO NOT CONTINUE READING IF YOU’RE SQUEAMISH If you’d rather read about a more successful ingrown toenail trimming story, read my previous from almost three years ago. That was my second surgery, the one you’re reading here was my fourth. After three visits to two doctors to try and save both my big … Read More

Tyler HurstIngrown Toenail Removal Surgery & Infection (GRAPHIC IMAGES) (NSFW)

When I First Looked At My Watch, I Couldn’t Believe It, But…

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…I had just run 10 miles, for fun, and hadn’t died. And this wasn’t my first time, as I did the same thing, albeit with some workouts mixed in during miles four, five and six, a few weeks ago before I helped run World Domination Summit 2014. Sitting here writing this as I wait for my breakfast to digest so … Read More

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Something Bigger Than Yourself | Is The Obstacle The Way?

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Current status: sitting on my brother’s old couch, now located on my balcony in Portland. I can see an ugly, dirty beige, wood wall, a bunch of leafy trees, a parking lot, and a maintenance guy with a leaf blower strapped to his back. I’m very, very angry about that last part and I don’t know why. While I understand … Read More

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Giving Yourself Credit

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It’s been so long since I visited my site that it no longer comes up in suggested sites or autocorrect. While I’ve never hid that I abhor “I haven’t written in so long and I’m sorry” posts — hot damn, it’s been a while, but I’m not apologizing for it. 19 months into our move from the deserts of AZ … Read More

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Preventing Genocide

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We all make choices about what is important to us. We have to or else we’d go broke trying to fix everything. (At least I would). So we do what we can with what we have and make the best of our lives. That’s human and admirable and obvious and great. But plenty of times we turn a blind eye … Read More

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Changes are fermenting

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In the past nine months HipCider has been around, I’ve learned a ton about cider. I’ve learned about fermenting, yeast, apples, business, BIG business, teamwork, food pairings and even bottling. I’ve also consumed quite a bit more cider than I ever thought possible. But nine months in, I’ve realized that something just isn’t quite right. For as hard as I … Read More

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Two Years With Skora Running

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I started taking running seriously in 2009. After almost 30 years of treating running as a punishment and training tool, I resolved to look upon running as a form of physical exertion and meditation. For the first time in my life, I strove to learn to run, correctly — short strides, weight under my hips, arms pumping. No heel striking, … Read More

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What would you do on an #AmtrakResidency?

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Amtrak Residency

(The idea of an Amtrak Residency, where writers book a round-trip ticket to work there and back, is fascinating. Here’s how I convinced myself to go.) I make my living by, mostly, arranging letters into words, words into sentences, sentences into paragraphs and paragraphs into stories. Whether I’m running a Facebook campaign, tweeting incessantly, or crafting a blog post, I’m … Read More

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Congratulations to Carlton Cyder For Their ‘Cider Of The Year’ Award

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While attending the annual Willamette Week Beer Guide release party to celebrate cider’s inclusion, yours truly chose quite the prominent seat to thumb through the guide. Congratulations to the WWeek’s #1 cider of the year, Carlton Cyderworks Carry Nation! Plenty of ciders I dig placed well, including Lorrie’s Gold by Reverend Nat (drink at room temp for best experience) and … Read More

Tyler HurstCongratulations to Carlton Cyder For Their ‘Cider Of The Year’ Award