Who made two covers this week? This guy!

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Okay, so these actually aren’t cover stories, but I’m super proud to have made covers with stories about two topics that seem different to most people, but are both pretty common up here in the Pacific Northwest. One of these days, I’ll write a cover story that might even have my name and picture on it. Big dreams, I know. … Read More

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Thoughts on using what is necessary | SKORA TEMPO

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I’ve never been the type of person to get things right the first time. I’ll usually suck at something, try too hard, fail, try harder, fail, give up, try again, fail, and then start to contemplate my place in this world. When these things happen, I always try to understand by removing everything that isn’t completely necessary, then adding stuff … Read More

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Goodbye to old friend John Kelly

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(Pictured left to right: John Kelly, Andy Epstein, me — props to Sarah Ray for the yearbook photo) In just over two months, I’ll be 36 years old. While this birthday will mean I’ve now spent half my life outside of high school, it’s not like I’m old. There will always be more time, right? But after my good high … Read More

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Apple Geeks, World Domination, Public Sex Acts & Hunting: Does What’s Said With Torch Theatre Stay At Torch Theater?

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When most people vacation, they head to tropical islands or historic cities. They hike, they sleep, they relax, and they play. These same people probably think my wife and I are crazy, as we go on vacations to visit old friends, see spring training games, and agree to tell personal stories in front of strangers so our performing buddies have … Read More

Tyler HurstApple Geeks, World Domination, Public Sex Acts & Hunting: Does What’s Said With Torch Theatre Stay At Torch Theater?

A Runner’s Confession

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I realized something today that hit me like a too strong Old Fashioned. I’m stunned as I sit here writing this, each word is taking minutes and minutes to type. It’s big. It’s something I thought I knew. I really, really thought I knew. Let’s start from the beginning: I’m a baseball hat guy. I wear them forwards, I wear … Read More

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PDX Creative Podcast | Episode 4 | Seth Godin’s What To Do When It’s Your Turn

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Tribes was my gateway drug. Mile after mile while I trained for my first half marathon, I listened to Seth Godin’s voice. I had recently recovered from surgery, had just been laid off, and he told me exactly what I needed to hear: we all want to belong. And that’s what his latest, What To Do When It’s Your Turn … Read More

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Putting Your Name On It

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I’ve now been writing, whether professionally or for some sort of compensation, for over half my life. From short stories in 7th grade to a book about cider and community college journalism to ghost-written business pieces, my (adult) life has always had one constant: I write about stuff. As part of that, my name has been attached to every single … Read More

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StorytellersAZ | Episode 1 | Bringing it back

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A few years ago, a group of friends decided to talk to each other about storytelling and record it. We made 50 episodes, on location in Gangplank Studios. It’s called StorytellersAZ.  

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Seth Godin Book Review With Chris Franklin Of Portland Creative

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(Want to know what other people thought of the book? Seth shared early reactions on his blog.) The idea that anxiety is experiencing failure in advance, that the voice in our head is only a narrator, and that focus is important above all else seem self evident and pretty life coach-y now that I’m reading this as I type it, … Read More

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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)