I’ve known Ed “Hazukashii” Howell since the early 1990s. I remember someone telling me his hash name meant “bashful” in Japanese, but the word I’d use is “modest,” by which I mean he doesn’t brag on himself, even though he does a lot for hashing and hashers.
Hazukashii, “Haz” for short, ran with same hash [...]
Veteran hashers know my relationship with Stray Dog has been a rocky one, full of conflict and mutual animosity. Newer hashers are happily ignorant of this unseemliness: he and I haven’t mixed it up in years, and Stray Dog, once a major online presence in the hashing world, has by his own choice largely dropped [...]
I sought out Audrey “Oral Sex” Docherty for a Half-Mind interview because she’s one of those hashers you always hear about, active on social media, but who you never actually meet unless you go hashing in Scotland or one of the UK regional interhashes. I chased after her for a year before she agreed to [...]
Shakesprick’s Hashpaedia is no more (boo!). Shakesprick’s A History of the Hash House Harriers is on Facebook (yay!). Here’s a screen grab of the introductory post:
Actually, the Facebook page isn’t intended to replace Hashpaedia. That, if you read Shakesprick’s post above, will happen in book form, some time in 2017. Meanwhile, [...]
The hash has its share of creative people, and one of the most creative hashers I know is Southern California’s Nut N Honey, who several years ago designed this flour bag logo for me, a logo I proudly used on the Half-Mind Catalog and continue to use on this little hashing blog. It’s perfect!
After a long break I recently added two new Half-Mind Interviews to these pages. The latest hashers to bare all are the Long Island Lunatics H3′s I Feel Tower and the Happy Heretics H3′s own Shit Happens. You can see both interviews immediately below this post.
All total, I’ve interviewed 44 hashers to date, and [...]
Everybody knows Willie, right? Veteran member of the USA’s oldest kennel, the Washington DC Hash House Harriers, elder statesman of American hashing? What? You don’t? You need to get out more!
Bill Singleton, known to hashers everywhere as Willie, lives and hashes in Washington DC (duh), where he’s been on-on for 35 years. During that [...]
Just got word that Wolfgang Gust, aka The Wolf, passed away on trail today. Wolf was one of the legendary figures of hashing and I’m proud to have known and have hashed with him. To die while literally on trail . . . now there was a hasher’s hasher!
In memory of Wolf, I’m reposting [...]