Blog Post #3

Mailbag! For my third post, I figured I would just go to the ol’ mailbag and answer some of your questions. So here goes…

Question #1:

Dear Todd,

I’m about to pack for a big hike up through the Christmas Mountains and wanted your recommendation: SmartWool Hiking or PhD Outdoor socks?

Yours truly,

Down, Set, Hiking Socks


Dear DSHS,

I think you may have e-mailed the wrong blog, my name is Brian. That said, I don’t think you can go wrong with the PhD Outdoor. They’re just the best.

Good luck,


Question #2

Dear Brian,

Do you ever get writer’s block? If so, how do you deal with it?


Block This Way


Dear BTW,

I look writer’s block in the face and say, “Not today’s writer’s block, not today.”

Wait. No, that’s death. I say that to death.

I don’t know, I just keep writing and hope I can fix it through multiple revisions. Hard to tell what was written on what day--even on the first revision.

Hope that helps,



Time to close up the mailbag for this week, but feel free to keep the questions coming. I look forward to answering more next week.