Before HARDBARNED! became a book in 2016, it was a blog I began in 2008. It still is, from time to time, and you have found its home. Scroll through it all here, or browse selected posts at Medium. In case you were wondering…none of this blog content appears in the book, which is its own separate thing and mostly about working for a living. The blog is usually about pop culture-type stuff. Cheers.



Thanks so very much to all the friends and family who showed up for our HARDBARNED! and LUNAR MOONER LULA book-release event in Murfreesboro one week ago. It was fantastic to see all of you, and your heartfelt support meant so much to both of us. It was amazing to be surprised by friends from all over (even other states!) to celebrate the release of our two books. How cool.

Tarri and I are so grateful to our old friends: Gretchen and Chris, who hosted the event at their most excellent business and meeting space, Cultivate Coworking...and Heather and Ty, who handled a massive print job for us from their business, Old Town T-Shirt Company, with stellar results. We can't recommend either business enough, so if you need printing services anywhere or a great place to meet and work or hold an event in Murfreesboro, now you know where to look!

I'm stoked to announce that thanks to Heather and Ty, I finally have some HARDBARNED! T-shirts and poster-sized screen prints available for purchase. The shirts are black with gray ink, soft cotton from American Apparel, in adult sizes from S-XL. The poster prints are larger versions of three of Tarri's illustrations from my book, HARDBARNED! One Man's Quest for Meaningful Work in the American South, signed, limited edition, hand silkscreened on heavy white cardstock (approximately 12"x19") and suitable for framing.

All this merch is available now at Tarri's site, www.lunarmoonerlula.com, where you'll also find cool LULA shirts and related merch, and for now, copies of both our books. As always, thanks for your interest and support of our DIY books and art and such. We so appreciate it.