An overview of me

Jeff & Crow

Jeff Cann lives, works, and writes in Gettysburg Pennsylvania. His essays and stories have appeared in Like the Wind magazine, the Good Men Project, and other web sites exploring mental health, running and culture. Jeff is married with two teenage children.

When he isn’t working, parenting or writing, he can be found biking or running the roads and wooded trails surrounding Gettysburg, trudging to and from work with his Spotify playlist cranked to eleven, or reading novels, biographical essays and other blogs.

His first book of personal essays, Fragments – a memoir, was published in April 2016.

BAD ASS – My Quest to Become a Back Woods Trail Runner (and other obsessive goals) was published in October 2018.
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32 thoughts on “An overview of me

  1. Thank you for sharing this self analysis. It says a lot about who you are, what you’ve gone through and what you want from others.There will always be insensitive persons out there, but it’s their loss to be so inconsiderate. We’ve both come to know you better, to appreciate and enjoy you for your individuality, your honesty, and courage. We love your writing.

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  2. Jeff, I just stumbled upon your site via the community pool and I am excited to begin reading! Plus, I live in Pennsylvania and that doesn’t hurt my interest in your blog haha Happy writing!

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  3. I’ve just stumbled here from the link via Discover and I’m already glad I did. It’s great to meet a fellow blogger that is interesting in making genuine connections and sharing content that is carefully crafted.

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  4. Hi Jeff. I happened to find your blog by Discover and your Follow post. I agree. I have Unfollowed a few bloggers. Why put that negativity in my face? There’s enough of that in the world. I look forward to seeing more of your work!

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  7. Hi Jeff
    I have come to your blog via the discover thread and couldn’t agree more with your opinions on ‘follow’. I know Facebook is a great base for networking, but I left it over a yr ago due to hate and continuously seeing posts that were hurtful or upsetting in some way. It’s refreshing to hear someone with genuine beliefs in a ‘follow for a follow’ world. I look forward to reading more of your blog.

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  8. Hi Jeff!! Just found your blog and I’m interested in diving further in. I’m new to this blogging world and eager to learn as much as I can. I like the truth and positive flow. Plus I happen to live in Pa as well. I hope to connect in the future!

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  11. Love your article on Teresa Gunn. You and I had to have been at many of her shows at the same time. I sent her a fan letter and she wrote me back saying my letter was the first fan letter she ever got. Funny. At her next show she gave me a autographed record for free. Pretty cool. I also wonder why she never made it big time. Glad everything worked out for her. – James

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    • Her 1980s Teresa Gunn Group EP is on Spotify as of a few weeks ago. Yes, she’s very cool. After I wrote this we became facebook friends and are marginally in touch with each other. Lots of folks out there googling her name. I get visitors several times a week.


  12. Hi Jeff,
    I just stumbled onto your blog the way I do everything–by muddling along and scrolling mindlessly. It’s like this: I’m trying to log onto my own wordpress. org blog and yours and another interesting blogger’s blog is suddenly offered to me. How quaint that we’re led along by Google like children escorted by a pampering nanny to the sand pit rides. I am commenting using my account–which I never use! So there you have it. I am struck by the way you describe your Blog as an “Introspection.” I’ve been unaware that I’m doing the same thing with my Blog. I’d just like you to know that “finding” your Blog the way I have may not be completely serendipitous. Because I’ve been dissatisfied lately with my Blog’s progress and the thought that I’m just wasting my time. And so that kind hearted Nanny brought me to you. Well, you’ve reinforced my desire to continue Blogging and you are an inspiration to those of us who appreciate style and individuality. I only started my Blog last year and my novel, The Log Of The Yardbird, I managed, with a dogged effort, to launch on Amazon, three months prior. If you wish, you might view my poor semblance of a Blog at The Gloomy Boomer. com. In any case, I remain grateful to your example.

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