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About Paul Gerald

I am the author of several books on hiking, camping, eating breakfast and chilling out. I am also a freelance travel writer, publisher, hiker, and inveterate traveler.
Oct 23, 2010

My Appearance on the “Re-Doing Media” Podcast

I sure had fun yesterday on Cascadia.FM’s show, Re-Doing Media. Betsy Richter and Robert Wagner host the show, which is about the transformation of the media (whatever that term even means any more) in the digital age (whatever that means).
I was there to talk about the future of books and publishing, and it was a good conversation. We tackled such subjects as Is the physical book a goner, how ever will Borders survive, and are used books bad for your health. You can listen to or download the show at the Re-Doing Media site.
A few links from stuff that I can remember mentioning:
NWABP.org is the Northwest Association of Book Publishers, to which I belong.
Vook.com does enhanced e-Books.
StumptownScribes.com is my mobile book booth.
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Oct 22, 2010

Missing Something I Don’t Want

Wait, is that right? Can I miss something I don’t want?

Try this: I am in a great relationship. And there are a lot of attractive women in the world. I miss chasing them. And I don’t want to chase them. I want the one I’ve got. Hell, I didn’t even chase them when I wasn’t single. (more…)

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Oct 21, 2010

Composting Character Defects

I love how Caroline Casey talks about composting and insists on positive talk, like “have your back” rather than “hold your feet to the fire.”

I’ve been thinking more about this composting thing with the 6th Step. What if “character assets” are just “character defects” without the ego attached? Here’s a quick try:
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Sep 25, 2010

Coming Soon: The Portland Foodcart Book!

Foodcarts are all the rage these days, in Portland and elsewhere, and just as the wave is cresting, there’s a book about it! Or, there will be very soon.
Check out Cartopia: Portland’s Foodcart Revolution. It’s not so much a guidebook as it is “documenting – through stories and photography – the perfect storm of Portland’s independent culture, artisan economy, and foodie scene that created the street food revolution.” In other words, it’s about the big picture: the food, people, architecture, economy, urban planning, and the social scene.


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Mar 08, 2010

That Whole “Contact” Thing

I am occasionally exposed to the smell of weed, and often to the sight and smell of booze. And usually there’s a little voice in my head that says, “Let’s get some of that!”

To that voice, I say, “It makes sense that you would want that, and I understand, but for right now I’m going to choose not to.” And I accept that I will hear from that little voice again.


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