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My work has been published in Confrontation, North American Review, Instant City, Switchback, SmokeLong Quarterly, Watchword, and other fine literary venues. Awards include First Prize in the Clark College Fiction Contest and a Webby nomination for his now-abandoned webzine Ad Nauseam. I can be reached at http://www.barbecuingpeople.com

My audio tour and accompanying book Everywhere Man was published in October 2011.


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awarded  Autobiographer
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awarded  Popular Question
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awarded  Famous Question
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awarded  Informed
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accepted What is the origin of the phrase “bush league”?
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comment What is the origin of the phrase “bush league”?
Kirstina, my research discovered the first half of the definition from Etymonline (small-town baseball leagues), but not the second half, which Choster did a nice job of elucidating.
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asked What is the origin of the phrase “bush league”?
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awarded  Notable Question
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awarded  Popular Question
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awarded  Supporter
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accepted What is the origin of “odds and ends”?
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asked What is the origin of “odds and ends”?
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awarded  Nice Question
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awarded  Editor
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revised Are the terms “welsh” or “welch” (as in reneging on a bet) derogatory toward the Welsh people?
Made my follow-up question clearer
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awarded  Scholar
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accepted Are the terms “welsh” or “welch” (as in reneging on a bet) derogatory toward the Welsh people?
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comment Are the terms “welsh” or “welch” (as in reneging on a bet) derogatory toward the Welsh people?
Excellent answer, this is what I was looking for. The bonus was learning that Welsh Rarebit came from Welsh Rabbit, itself a disparaging term.
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awarded  Student
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asked Are the terms “welsh” or “welch” (as in reneging on a bet) derogatory toward the Welsh people?