Midwest Skateboarding, Reminder, and an iThank You

I haven’t blogged about skateboarding much, but I have a touch of midwest pride, so I feel compelled to post this news. Stemming from one of my favorite cities, Madison, WI native Travis Erickson is fully on Santa Cruz Skateboards. He’s in California and pushing, literally, to make his dreams reality.

Here’s a welcome video from Santa Cruz, and a shorter video of Erickson skating the Berrics. Damn cool, Travis.


If you haven’t had the chance to read it, New Myths still has issue sixteen on their homepage with my flash fiction, “King Nothing.” As I originally posted, this is the “highest fantasy and, with intent, most violent story I’ve written. Enjoy.”


I’ve typed it elsewhere on the Internet, but it’s worth infinite repeats. Thank you, Steve Jobs, for developing my interest in technology. Your inspiration extended beyond gadgetry, and I am forever grateful.



Back to writing. Hope to have a post about Halloween decorations, centered on a theme I’ve noticed in the Chicago area I live, sooner than later. Suspenseful. I know.


Slice of life: “He died?” A man watching the news in a small athletic club that I walked by last Wednesday. The windows were open, and the few people inside stopped working out to focus on the television. An hour later, I arrived home and learned who “he” was.



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  1. Deborah Brandt, Prof. Emerita of English October 30, 2011 — 10:48 am

    Matt, Ron Wallace suggested I contact you. I am writing a book about writing intensity in American society and am currently talking to younger adults about their writing histories and how they think about writing. Would you be willing to be interviewed for this project? Let me know. I’d be happy to answer questions.

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