I Guess Burt Liked the Story

More often than not, when you write a story about someone, you never hear a peep about it from that person. And for a couple weeks after Esquire posted my (I think) fun profile of Burt Jenner, I didn't hear anything from him, even when I emailed to ask if he'd seen it. Then one day this showed up on his Instagram feed. So that was nice. He's a good dude.


Finally, a New Book!

It took me a few years -- okay, FOUR YEARS -- but I've finally found a new book project. It has nothing to do with dogs. Here's how Publisher's Marketplace announced it last week:

Potentially Exciting News!

So I don't believe anything that anyone says in Hollywood. But Universal is (apparently) optioning my "Stopwatch Gang" story from the Atavist. Here's how Variety reported the news:

Miles Teller, Ruben Fleisher to Reteam for 'The Life and Times of the Stopwatch Gang' 

Bob's Backyard

Bob Burnquist is a professional skateboarder - one of maybe 5 people who has truly mastered something known as the "mega-ramp." There are only three in the world, and one is in his Vista, CA backyard. It is longer than a football field, 75-feet high at its highest point and involves clearing either a 50 or 70-foot gap, depending where you launch. To give you some idea, here is just ONE HALF of it - the part leading up to the jump. For a sense of scale, see the people at top. The one on the right is Bob.

One Idea, Still Unproven

Perhaps I'll post a photo or two, plus some words, about a recent assignment, adventure, or outing. This, then, is a test. I was recently snowboarding -- or attempting to snowboard, when the weather cooperated, with some people who might look familiar. Well, one of them anyway.