About Douglas Thomas Wallace


Are you person who has a thirst for knowledge? Have you ever wondered onto a topic you knew nothing about, researched it and then thought, How long has this been going on and how come I didn’t know about it?

Here are three examples of what I’m talking about:

  1. Before the Winter Olympics, if you weren’t from Minnesota you probably had never heard of curling. Curling is a fascinating sport that is done on a giant ice-shuffleboard where guys with brooms feverish sweep the ice to make the rocks land closest to the center target. The team with the closest rock at the end gets a point.


2. These days you can’t throw a rock and not hit someone who hasn’t ran a marathon. But even the most hardcore runners have probably never heard of the Barkley Marathons? This is the super-secret ultra-marathon race that happens in Tennessee every year that is limited to 40 runners, although hundreds try to get in. The race never has advertised publicly and potential entrants must complete an essay on “Why I Should be Allowed to Run in the Barkley.” They also have to pay a $1.60 entry fee If accepted, bring whatever the Race Director needs that year (a white T-shirt, a pack of socks or underwear) and a license plate from where they are from.


3. Ever heard of the Ukulele Fight Club? Probably not, but you have to admit it’s an awesome name for a ukulele club. Want to see them battle? Click here.


Hello, my name is Douglas Thomas Wallace and I’d like to thank you for stopping by my little corner of the world. I am an essayist, short-story writer, poet and painter. I like humor, lowbrow and mental knocks to the noggin. But most of all I’m a life long learner who’s a self-diagnosed Scanner.

In case you don’t know what a Scanner is, it’s someone who can’t decide on just one thing to do with their life. We jump from thing to thing or interest to interest often at the exasperation of our friends and family. So I started this blog as a channel for that. I like to write about things that catch my interest. One day I may write about art, the next day it could about a person who started a business that specializes in yard gnomes. I never no where the muse will take us.

My main goal of this blog is being able to inspire other’s to pursue their own ideas whether it’s for business or, “just because.” I want people to say, “Maybe my idea isn’t so weird,” after they read each of these quirky, bizarre, obscure ideas and see how people brought them to fruition.

So if you want to read about something you probably haven’t heard of before, please click on the Essays and Short Stories section. And if you read something you like, please share it.

You can also sign-up and have these articles sent directly to your email box the day after I write them. You have my guarantee that I won’t sell or give out your email address. So please click on the Essays and Short Stories link and if you like what you read, sign up.


Thanks for reading,

Douglas Thomas Wallace

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