Bonus Episode: Butterflies

This is a live performance from the last Stories We Don’t Tell event of the season. For the show, I had an entirely different story prepared, but something more important happened. At the last minute, I decided I wanted to share some experiences from a ten-year friendship that was very essential to my evolution as a writer and as a person. Stories We Don’t Tell was the perfect environment to talk about this friend of mine, I’m sure he was smiling down on that show.

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5.7 The Invisible Man

Usually I move through the city invisible, and I like it this way. Sometimes you have to step outside of yourself. Step back. Reassess your situation. And in these times, you might see a vision of yourself. Of who you could be.

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5.6 The Usual

Sometimes when you walk down a quiet street, you never know what could happen. This is a story about where someone asked me to do something I don’t know how to do, and I just rolled with it.

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5.5 Chaos

It was one of those times where I just started walking and kept walking. I am The Walking Man, after all. There’s never a goal in mind, but I always seem to arrive exactly where I supposed to be.

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5.4 Bourdain

I didn’t realize just how influential Anthony Bourdain was to my life and writing. This story reflects on my own interactions with his work - both his television shows and his books.

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5.3 Turbulence

On a routine business trip, I experienced the worst turbulence I’ve ever felt. Together with Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible, the turbulence jolts my head back on straight.

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