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To-Do When I Walk Across America:

 

  1. Master the art of cold-soaked top ramen.

  2. Learn to dig a cathole and perfect my aim. 

  3. Wrestle a bear.

  4. World’s largest ball of twine. 

  5. ...

  6. ...

I didn’t plan on killing people when I walked across America.

 

Murder was not on the list.

Yes, I killed people. 

 

A lot of people. 

 

When you kill people, any number of people, when does it become “a lot” of people? Is three a lot? Eight? A baker’s dozen?

 

And what is the definition of serial killer? Mass murderer? Spree killer?

 

se·ri·al kill·er  noun  a person who commits a series of murders, often with no apparent motive and typically following a characteristic, predictable behavior pattern.

mass mur·der·er  noun  The FBI defines mass murder as murdering four or more people during a single event with no "cooling-off period" between the murders.

 

spree kill·er  noun  The U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics defines a spree killing as killings at two or more locations with almost no “cooling-off period” between murders.

 

cool·ing off pe·ri·od  noun  The period of time within which a killer blends back into his/her seemingly normal life.

 

So, what am I?

I confess to many killings; however...

 

I'm going to tell you a story, a (somewhat) true story about two killers and a hunting adventure like no other. A story of how a woman I've never slept with and a frozen, floating head and balls turned my world upside down. A story of a man so broken he rescued a dog and set out across America on foot to mend his soul and hunt that bitch down. A story that should never, ever, encourage anybody to walk across America.

 

However, if my story does, for some sick reason, inspire you to lace up some sneakers and attempt to do what only a dozen or so people accomplish each year, I've thrown in some pointers to help you out. 

 

I am a murderer, but I'm also a giver.

 

THANK YOU 

 

This is my journey that inspired

Death, Discovery & Carne Asada.

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I wrote the book in my tent, in coffee shops, sitting under bridges, in stranger's homes and inside volunteer fire houses.

This was my real journey across America. 

When people read my book, they often ask, "Dude, did that really happen?"

The line between fiction and non-fiction is a little blurry but I can say that nobody died on my walk.

February 2, 2019 - September 21, 2019

North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Idaho, Oregon, California

3,235 Miles, 231 Days, 7.68M Steps, 12 States

 

the video

Shot and chopped by Sean O'Grady - Metrospecitve Media

This five-minute mini-documentary helped inspire hundreds of people to

donate over $20k to the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation -

a charity near and dear to my heart. 

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