Episode 4 – Piece of Mind


Episode 4, our latest installment, is all ready to go. And ready to help you add more tools to your social-skills tool kit (we take our responsibilities seriously).
Plans unravel as do some of the principals (and principles, for that matter) as Diamond provides some well-received personal improvement advice and the fun and games come to a crashing halt.
Happy to have you along!

Breaking News on the Myles-to-Go Front

It’s been an exciting week.Shelley at the Creek

In addition to going live with Episode 3, we’re firming things up on a new project – a spin-off – that we’re planning to start shooting at the beginning of June. As we get closer to the shoot date, I’ll keep you up to speed with posts and pics. And if you’re interested in helping out, or coming by, or hanging out, or bombing the episode (bring running gear), or just seeing how this turns out,  we’d love to have you. If you’re not in town, don’t worry – once you see what we’re doing, you’ll undoubtedly have some ideas about future episodes.

Especially if you happen to be female and a runner.

We’re also on-track – Ted’s getting ready – to bring you more of Diamond’s words-to-the wise. Diamond, apparently, has been to the other side and, in the words of Joseph Campbell (The Hero With a Thousand Faces) has returned with a boon. In the words of Diamond “it’s a boon, not a bone. Don’t know what it is? Look it up”.

Some things never change.

For this week, The Kid has posted another heart-felt exchange with a fan about barefooting.

Episode 4 is up next week. Plans start to unravel as do some of the principals (and principles, for that matter) – stay tuned.

So, yeah, we’re only just into May but we’re heading into June with a full head of steam. All aboard!

Have a great week!




Episode 3


Calling all MTG’ers – Episode 3 is here!
In it, we’ve got Diamond’s stock soaring with Grace and Carla, Myles fighting an uphill battle for Diamond’s cash, and The Kid pulling out all his fan-crazed stops (but one) to impress.
The stuff that goes on – some of it – when Mom’s not home.

The Why

Dear The Kid:
So, okay. Why do you go barefoot?
You on a budget?
Signed, Proud Yet Protected

Dear Proud Yet Protected:
Thanks for your profound yet emoticon-free email. I’m going to assume you’re not my neighbour’s teenage kid, so I’ll take the high road and dive into your questions.
Question 2. Yes, I am on a budget.
Question 1. That’s not why I go barefoot.
Here’s why I go barefoot:

And here’s why I go barefoot: Chris McDougall’s Excellent TED Talk
It seems like we humans have been doing this for a while – that would include yours and my great (x 10,000 generations ago) grandfather and grandmother. Let me know if you need any more “rationale”, Proud Yet Protected.
And you see how smoothly I avoided the whole thing of going barefoot because I’m on a budget – and getting drawn into that whole so-funny-I-forgot-to-laugh thing? That too is a learned skill.
Which I will share with you on another day, Proud Yet Protected.
Oh yes.
Signed, Most Assuredly, The Kid

Dear The Kid
Touche. You win.
Signed: Humbled – Yet Strangely Still Protected

Dear Humbled – Yet Strangely Still Protected
Naturally. What?
Signed, The Kid

Dear The Kid
Touche. It means you win.
Signed, Humbled – Yet Strangely Still Protected

Dear Humbled – Yet Strangely Still Protected
I knew that.
Signed, The Kid

Off and Running!


Off and RunningWe’re off and running.
And it’s great to have you along. We’re planning on releasing every two weeks – so you’ll get Episode 3 next week – May 8th. (It’s about the bad things that happen when Mom’s out of the house.)
This week we’ve added:

  • two Behind the Scenes videos – interviews with Shelley (Grace) and me from Day 1 of shooting – if you’re into how this sort of thing gets started, and
  • a post by The Kid – wrapped in it’s usual prickly packaging – that’s got some great running advice and videos, whether you’re a barefooter or you just want to be

We’ve also got plans in the works, just squared up this week, for a spin-off mini-series you’ll start getting in late June about two of our female characters on the run – that’s all I’ll say for now – it should be frantic and fun.
Recovering today from a weekend half-marathon, I’m reminded why people run. I can only conclude it’s because it feels so good when we’re done. Tell me I’m not telling the truth.
Have a great week.
And enjoy!