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

Episode 26

Wherein Crazy Man and the dog, Sidestepper, witness the end of the beginning of the end.

(NOTE: Maybe someday the world will be green again. Except where it’s supposed to be blue. Or brown.)

Click here to learn about bus safety. Sort of.

Episode 25: The Existential Adventures of Crazy Man and the Dog, Sidestepper

Episode 25

Wherein Crazy Man and the dog, Sidestepper, bathe in the full moon light.

(NOTE: No celestial beings were actually eaten by clouds in the telling of this tale.)

Click here to savor the moon beams.

Episode 24: The Existential Adventures of Crazy Man and the Dog, Sidestepper

Episode 24

Wherein Crazy Man and the dog, Sidestepper, meet the Queen of Every Sandcastle and learn about how tides are party poopers.

(WARNING: Magic alert.)

Click here to swim with the tide. Or not.

Episode 23: The Existential Adventures of Crazy Man and the Dog, Sidestepper

Episode 23

Wherein Crazy Man and the dog, Sidestepper, find many hours of pure joyous oblivion while not listening. 

(NOTE: This one goes out to every abandoned pier, dock and wharf. May the boats be with you.)

Click here to snooze along with Crazy Man and the dog, Sidestepper. 

Episode 22: The Existential Adventures of Crazy Man and the Dog, Sidestepper

Episode 22

Wherein Crazy Man and the dog, Sidestepper, encounter the tears of the planet.

(NOTE: No horse fish, dolphins or mermaids are mentioned in the telling of this story. But I’ll bet someone thought about them…somewhere…when the story was told.)

Click here to follow the path duo’s trip to the sea.

Episode 21: The Existential Adventures of Crazy Man and the Dog, Sidestepper

Episode 21

Wherein Crazy Man and the dog, Sidestepper, encounter the forest that hides the big blue/green so that man and dog don’t go out of their minds.

(NOTE: Sometimes the world isn’t trying to kill you.)

Click here to continue your journey with Crazy Man and the Dog Sidestepper.

 

Episode 20: The Existential Adventures of Crazy Man and the Dog, Sidestepper

Episode 20

Wherein Crazy Man and the dog, Sidestepper, have some laughs with a waterfall and its secret desire. 

(NOTE: If you can’t laugh at the world, then laugh at something else.)

Click here to learn a waterfall’s deepest, more embarrassing secret.

Episode 19: The Existential Adventures of Crazy Man and the Dog, Sidestepper

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Wherein Crazy Man and the dog, Sidestepper, learn that it’s better to be good.

(NOTE: No toadstools were massacred in the telling of this tale. Sort of.)

Click here to learn how not to be poisoned by a mushroom. At least not all of them.

Episode 18: The Existential Adventures of Crazy Man and the Dog, Sidestepper

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Wherein Crazy Man and the dog, Sidestepper, get into a power struggle of sorts which is settled by big birds. 

(NOTE: Many trees were felled in the making of the accompanying photo.)

Click here for a little flame thrower fun.

Episode 16: The Existential Adventures of Crazy Man and the Dog, Sidestepper

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Wherein Crazy Man and the dog, Sidestepper, stumble upon the House of Many Species and Variables and learn about the need to sustain.

(NOTE: Yep. The tree house was toppled in real life. But no moose were harmed in its toppling.)

Click here to read this truly harrowing experience.