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Welcome to the Existential Adventures of Crazy Man and the Dog, Sidestepper

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Some say life’s a path winding through a forest of endless possibilities. Well…we’ll see. In the meantime, Crazy Man and the dog, Sidestepper, will be following that path through the deep dark scary woods every Tuesday and Thursday in a twice weekly saga of their journey.

And who are Crazy Man and the dog, Sidestepper? 

I’m not sure. I’m still learning. 

Crazy Man was under his bed with an empty bottle of wine for a long time before he decided to look into “this outside thing.” His body exists in one dimension and his mind in another and he’s never been sure which is which. Once on the path, the past begins to slip away and he can’t remember if he has a kitchen or not. Or a garage. 

The dog, Sidestepper, is looking for the mother who abandoned him when he was a puppy, causing his body to stay the same size and his legs to grow into long skinny stilts that make him look strangely like an egret nest perched on top of power lines. But don’t think about that…you’ll dream. It won’t be nice. 

And he walks sideways. Always.

After a short confrontational greeting during which Crazy Man assures the dog, Sidestepper, that he’s not his mother, the two decide to travel together down the path of adventure and new meanings through the deep dark scary woods.

What awaits them will change their already weird lives into…well…something weirder. You’re welcome to join them on their journey every Tuesday and Thursday but, be warned, nothing good can come of this.

(BTW, you may be wondering why there’s a picture of a bird at the top of this post. I’m wondering about that too.)

Episode 90: The Existential Adventures of Crazy Man and the Dog, Sidestepper

Wherein Crazy Man and the dog, Sidestepper, meet the last standing tree and the last street lamp guards of the park that no one visits.

(NOTE: Trees have long life spans)

Click here for ice cream and fireflies.

Episode 89: The Existential Adventures of Crazy Man and the Dog, Sidestepper

Wherein Crazy Man and the dog, Sidestepper, meet the meditating fire hydrant.

(NOTE: Some fire hydrants are useful. Some…?)

Click here for a completely different meditation.

Episode 88: The Existential Adventures of Crazy Man and the Dog, Sidestepper

Wherein Crazy Man and the dog, Sidestepper, meet the Museum for the Future.

(NOTE: Those who save, get to ride.)

Click here to get your ride at the Museum for the Future.

Episode 87: The Existential Adventures of Crazy Man and the Dog, Sidestepper

Wherein Crazy Man and the dog, Sidestepper, trade luck with a deadly lady bug.

(BEWARE: Just because it’s a pretty bug doesn’t mean it’s a pretty bug.)

Click here to learn the truth about lady bug luck.

Episode 86: The Existential Adventures of Crazy Man and the Dog, Sidestepper

Wherein Crazy Man and the dog, Sidestepper, meet the lost ragdoll.

(NOTE: When the chips are down, hold on to your stuffing.)

Click here to hear the ragdoll’s story.

Episode 85: The Existential Adventures of Crazy Man and the Dog, Sidestepper

Wherein Crazy Man and the dog, Sidestepper, are celebrated, strangely. And lie.

(BEWARE: Don’t play with fireworks in the bathtub.)

Click here to hear the lies. Oh, the lies.

Episode 85: The Existential Adventures of Crazy Man and the Dog, Sidestepper

Wherein Crazy Man and the dog, Sidestepper, are celebrated, strangely. And lie.

(BEWARE: Don’t play with fireworks in the bathtub.)

Click here to hear the lies. Oh, the lies.

Episode 84: The Existential Adventures of Crazy Man and the Dog, Sidestepper

Wherein Crazy Man and the dog, Sidestepper, try relaxing by the bubbling stream.

(BEWARE: The bubbling stream.)

Click here to learn why relaxation can drown you.

Episode 83: The Existential Adventures of Crazy Man and the Dog, Sidestepper

Wherein Crazy Man and the dog, Sidestepper, meet the pelican. Again.

(A THOUGHT: Where the pelican flies.)

Click here to learn why the pelican waited. Sort of.

Episode 82: The Existential Adventures of Crazy Man and the Dog, Sidestepper

Wherein Crazy Man and the dog, Sidestepper, miss the wise woman of many decades.

(GROSS: Sometimes a dog.)

Click here to see what that dog did and then try to forget.