Those of you who are keeping track may have noticed there was no Summer Newsletter. On the other hand, I'll probably do two Fall Newsletters: I've decided to do one whenever the Outdoor Biz content reaches a sufficient mass.
You see, it was never my intent to create an Outdoor Blog (although I'm quite happy to see it happening!) My intent has always been to create a platform for groups to tell their stories. I started with a group that I've shared stories with for decades and things went from there.
Now, in order to triangulate, as it were, I have been focusing on stories from family and friends.
What kind of stories? My criterion is that it should be a story your friends never tire of hearing...or a story you think your grandkids might wish to hear about (or from!) your grandparents..or about you. Not all stories, just the ones you know want to be told.
When I explain what I'm trying to do with OutInUnder, folks ask if it's like Moth or Story Corp. Well, yes and no. I'm hoping to facilitate stories with a much smaller audience. I'm not interested in stories that market to the masses; I'm look for stories that warm the soul.
If you'd like to join the experiment, give a yell.
PS, if you want to check out recent example, here's my wife with a hilarious story about an early-relationship "3 hour tour" on a houseboat with her family; and our friends, Steve and Gail, feeling called to be tourists in New Orleans shortly after Katrina.