October minutiae

Only two more months of posting this ridiculous drivel.

October was a month that I pegged to achieve one of the goals I set a year ago. It’s something thousands of people could do, but I had not.

Exercise: In all, I put in more than 30 miles of running this month. All of it was geared toward running the Spinx Run Fest 5k from start to finish. I did it on Saturday in 27:36 (more on that in an upcoming post).

Books read:Freedom: A novel (should be required reading for anyone aged 30-65).

Documentaries watched: None. Seriously.

Movies watched: None. Seriously.

Freelance writing: The only non-poker writing I did this month was my little Halloween story, Walking Gray. Also received another rejection letter on a different piece. So, that was fun.

Travel days: 3

Poker Once again, I barely played this month. I put in one six-hour session for a small loss.

Rounds of disc golf: 5

Best meal of the month: I don’t like to brag, but I made a corn chowder for Halloween that made me fall in love with myself.

Picture of the month:

Man's best friend guards man's best shoes

Brad Willis

Brad Willis is a writer based in Greenville, South Carolina. Willis spent a decade as an award-winning broadcast journalist. He has worked as a freelance writer, columnist, and professional blogger since 2005. He has also served as a commentator and guest on a wide variety of television, radio, and internet shows.

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3 Responses

  1. Grange95 says:

    Awwww, how adorable! The puppy, not your corn chowder.

  2. BWoP says:

    Have you read the Frank Bascombe series by Richard Ford? (“The Sportswriter”, “Independence Day” and “Lay of the Land”) I finished “The Sportswriter” a while ago and am just about finished with “Independence Day”. I’d say it has a somewhat Harry Angstrom / John Updike feel. If you care about award pedigree, “Independence Day” won the Pulitzer and the PEN/Faulkner.

    “Freedom” is next on my reading list. I’m glad you enjoyed it!

  3. The Wife says:

    Do you think God makes puppies that cute so we forgive them the biting, the pooping, the chewing, and the whining at unfortunate hours of the morning?

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