Leaving Treadmarkz Across the Universe

Treadmarkz’ Dark Secrets Revealed!

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Hi, my name is Treadmarkz and I will be taking you on this journey. Here is a little bit about me.

I wrote this blog because I felt I had some opinions and experiences that I could share that would be valuable to others. I tried to write a novel loosely based on my life but I couldn’t fit it into that format. I have to keep this crap coming on a day to day basis nonstop, unrelenting, flooding the internet with my gibberish!

But I digress.

I was born with spina bifida, spent most of my childhood in a cast, which after a while got really old and I learned how to take care of myself. Well, not completely. But I try.

Gender – I can’t decide if I’m a dude, a guy, a chap, a gent, or a bloke. Nevertheless, I am a male but I ain’t one a dem uber macho types. Never was, never will be, so I guess I’m a failure. Or maybe I’m just me.

I think, and this is one of those things you talk to a therapist about, but I think that I have always been…I don’t want to say intimidated by my male peers, but it’s close to that when you are always two feet shorter than your peers, being in a chair. But obviously I find ways to show myself as the next guy’s equal, the best I can.

Status – Married to a woman with whom I have experienced everything that is good about love.

Politics – Fairly liberal, I think. But I think it is important to listen to everyone’s side of the story, until they prove to you they are an idiot, then you move on.

Interests – Reading about every subject, writing, history, listening to music, especially the Beatles.


Movies – Field of Dreams, Monty Python, Yellow Submarine, The Goonies,

Music – The Beatles, Green Day, The Mooney Suzuki, The Hives, The Strokes.

Sports – Pro Wrestling (sport?) Baseball, and soccer.

Successes/highlights – Graduated from Winona State University in Winona MN, lived out my dream of becoming a sportswriter, married a woman who loves me more than I ever expected, published a novel, “The Fifth Magician”, have written a rough copy of a second novel, I have participated in adaptive skiing which was a huge thrill, and I recently kicked caffeine. One of the greatest days of my life, aside from my wedding was when I visited the Field of Dreams, the site of a movie which represents all that is good and can be good in the world if we only imagine. I took batting practice along with a group of other “fans” and when everyone in the field moved up when I came to the plate, I socked a series of smoking grounders right past them. Man that felt good.

Failures/lowlights – Took seven years to graduate from college, lost my job as a journalist, spent more money on my novel than I made, and I am still trying to learn how to play guitar after many many years of thinking about it yet continually setting it aside. I also started drinking caffeine again recently.

But the factor that tips the scale in one direction over the other? I am alive and well and it’s getting better all the time, baby!

Written by treadmarkz

January 6, 2008 at 3:24 AM

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  1. nice blog kudos to you man!


    June 14, 2008 at 12:12 PM

  2. You totally under estimate yourself!! With any failure that you assume you made, there were wonderful successes with each one leaving lifelong learning experiences ~ so they never were really failures. And always remember, for every failure, you just eliminate another way that won’t work! So you are always ahead of the game!


    September 14, 2008 at 11:35 AM

  3. 🙂 Makes sense to me. And by the way, I don’t underestimate myself. My whole point was that after all that, it’s getting better all the time.


    September 14, 2008 at 5:29 PM

  4. Hey, nice blog you have! And cool to meet a fellow Minnesotan on the blogosphere! We make the EasyStand stander in Morton, MN. Have you heard of us? We have a blog at http://blog.easystand.com if you want to exchange links.


    September 26, 2008 at 1:08 PM

  5. Hi, great Blog you’ve got going here, I check back to see how it develops! Regards, Simon 🙂

  6. I love your site. Keep it up !


    March 28, 2009 at 10:18 AM

  7. Very inspiring to know you Treadmarks! Keep up the blogs…there is no failure in my vocabulary; just learning experiences that help one grow.


    February 13, 2012 at 6:31 PM

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