My name is Ian Casselberry, and I'm a freelance writer, living in Asheville, NC. Before that, I lived almost all of my life in Ann Arbor, MI.
This is my personal blog, where I spout any opinion that comes to mind (especially those that exceed 140 characters). Most of my writing on sports is featured elsewhere. Here, I like to write about movies, current events, media, pop culture and personal experiences. I get to it all when I can (thus the title of the blog), posting three to four times a week.
Currently, I'm a contributing writer to MLive.com's Detroit Tigers coverage, where I post a weekly opinion piece. I also contribute to SB Nation Detroit on a regular basis, writing breaking news stories, blog entries and feature columns. I've also written a handful of articles for Yahoo! Sports baseball blog, Big League Stew.
Previously, I was the managing editor of Bless You Boys, a SportsBlogs Nation site dedicated to covering the Detroit Tigers. My work on the Tigers has led to features on ESPN.com, USA Today Sports Weekly, Yahoo! Sports and Maple Street Press' Tigers Corner annual.
I've also worked in traditional media, as a feature writer and columnist for the now-defunct Motor City Sports magazine. Much of my work involved covering the 2006 Detroit Tigers, who went to the World Series. I've also covered the Detroit Pistons and Detroit Lions, as well as college and prep sports.
This blogging thing began for me in 2004, with the site Fried Rice Thoughts. A year later, I authored a Detroit-centric sports blog titled Sweaty Men Endeavors (the sports blog with the slightly gay name), which was featured in the Metro Times in December of 2005.
Someday, I will write that novel, which is presumably why I attended the University of Iowa (and ran up a bunch of loans), studying with its Writers Workshop.