One Arm Handstand Progress

by Josh Hanagarne on July 22, 2014

in Strength Training

Hi all,

Since it’s been a while since I’ve written anything strength-related, let me assure you that I’m still training.

My latest white whale has been the one arm handstand. In the picture below, you can see that I’m finally able to hold it with just a little bit of support. My feet are barely gripping the tree.

I could hold it, strength-wise, but I’m not even close to being able to balance or get into the position without a tree or wall yet.

one arm handstand


New Blog Launch!

by Josh Hanagarne on July 16, 2014

in Uncategorized

Okay comrades, it’s time for a new endeavor. Business as usual will continue here on World’s Strongest Librarian, but I’m starting a new blog today, specifically for writers. Aspiring, accomplished, the confident, the prostrate-with-doubt, all writers are welcome. Nay, expected!

Come learn how to write better, finish projects, start projects, and meet other like minded weirdos.

I give you (there’s an explanation for the title), The Night Wieners.

The layout is a work in progress, but we are going to be writing consistently over there, starting now.

And of course, waiting for your guest posts.




Call For Writers

by Josh Hanagarne on July 15, 2014

in Uncategorized

Hi all, in the next two days I’m launching a blog for writers: anyone looking for encouragement, who is stuck, who wants inspiration, who wants to connect with other writers, and so on. It will ultimately be whatever we make it.

I’ll be looking for writers who want to write (duh), and who want to promote their own writing while being useful to others.

A little encouragement goes a long way. A little encouragement from other writers can do even more, at least it has for me.

Will post the link as soon as it’s ready to go. If you want to be involved, dust off that thinking cap.


Who’s Ready For A Play?

Howdy, gang of dozens, I’ve got some great news that I find absolutely hilarious. I just sold the theater rights to The World’s Strongest Librarian. There’s going to be a play! One of the writers (there are two) worked on The Young and the Restless for years. He told me that once a year he […]

July 3, 2014 READ MORE →

ALA Recap – Bropocalypse and Baby Talking Supermodels

Hi all, I’m back from the hellish cesspool of Las Vegas. I usually like walking around the strip and gawking, but I realized something this time around: I’d never been there in the summer. It was as oppressive as Orwell’s Ministry of Love. My talk and signings at the ALA (American Library Association) went swimmingly, […]

June 30, 2014 READ MORE →

A Brief History Of Not Realizing Someone Is Missing A Limb

A recent and unsuccessful attempt to solve a robbery has reminded me that I have a strange problem. Let me back up a bit. Maybe ten years ago I watched the movie Snow Falling on Cedars. This isn’t a spoiler since it’s obvious from the beginning, to everyone but me, but the fact that Ethan […]

June 26, 2014 READ MORE →

Interview With Arthur Conan Doyle

Here is some incredibly charming footage of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle talking about his most famous creation, Sherlock Holmes. This just made my day, and my day was already going pretty well. If you want an interesting story, look up the history between Doyle (a spiritualist) and post-escapist-career Harry Houdini, who went on to become […]

June 13, 2014 READ MORE →

New Addictions – Swagger, Sauviness, etc

I’m not a fan of addiction, despite sharing some fondness for the oft-heard mantra that anything worth doing is worth overdoing. If you need something, you aren’t as free as you might be. That said, I’ve become a happy slave to an idiotic pastime. If you’re in the mood to laugh, groan, and/or pick up […]

June 10, 2014 READ MORE →

The Following Post Smolders

This is me as a sophomore, I think, in high school. It is crucial that I point something out: that hair is chemically straightened. That is a cultivated look. I had to have it, and I got it, by Jove. If you could see the rest of the picture, you’d notice that I’m not wearing […]

June 4, 2014 READ MORE →