Welcome to the weekly variety hour, where I compile the most thought-provoking or inspiring links I’ve found around the internet. This week’s special is a little sparse, as I actually moved from Eau Claire (insert boos here) to lovely Hudson, and amidst the moving and unpacking, and Thanksgiving, and preparing to teach a course on magazine writing basics in Minneapolis… I haven’t had nearly as much time for browsing. However, I did find a few goodies for you–and a sale at the very end!
Try Foraging For Your Thanksgiving Meal. Although I’ve had a very traditional holiday for the past few years, I’ve certainly done my share of foraging. Lambsquarters are delicious, but this story also has recipes for evening primrose root soup, wild grape butter and hickory nut corn pudding. If you’ve got a hunkering for wild edibles, check it out.
I have an interview with Troy Anderson about Double Kettlebell Workouts: For the Best of Both Worlds, up at Straight to the Bar, for those of you who want to learn how to use kettlebells for both fat loss and building strength. I had the opportunity to work out with Troy when I was in Phoenix and he has a keen eye and lots of smarts…so check it out.
This month’s issue of the Performance Menu is incredibly awesome. Not only is there a free article on the start of days by warrior poet Cameron Conaway, it also has an article on the deadlift (the most beloved of lifts) by Matt Foreman, a piece by Troy Anderson on performance strength for non-iron sport athletes and my own article on how to train like Randy Couture (complete with sample workouts and quotes from Captain America himself). All that for just five bucks.
And speaking of MMA and incredible deals, I’ve got another one for you. My friend (and web designer) Brandt and I wrote an e-book, In Your Corner, specifically for MMA fighters and managers. It covers PR and media–how to write a press release, build up hype, ace an interview and generally kick ass outside of the cage. We also have bonus interviews on fighting overseas, what to look for before you sign, some nutrition tips and ten inside tips from a ringside doctor, as well as a resource list. The e-book has sold for anywhere from $40 to $67, making it inaccessible for many aspiring fighters who are juggling work and training and struggling to pay their bills. After receiving e-mails about it from several pro fighters, we decided to include run an 8-day pay-what-you-can special. That’s right: we are making the e-book available to anyone for whatever they can afford until December 9, 2010. Simply send your payment via Paypal to email@example.com and we’ll send you the e-book within 24 hours (and probably a lot sooner than that). I only ask that payment is divisible by two so that I can send Brandt his share without trying to figure out who gets the extra penny.
This deal is part of my 8-day Hannukah sale. I’ll be posting special offers each day for the next 8 days–so stay tuned!