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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 48: The Existential Adventures of Crazy Man and the dog, Sidestepper

Wherein Crazy Man encounters a Halloween not-so-treat

(WARNING: Do not read if you have pumpkin seed allergies. My head fell off. )

Click here for a splash in the patch.

Episode 47: The Existential Adventures of Crazy Man and the dog, Sidestepper

Wherein Crazy Man meets an old acquaintance who repeats their previous encounter. Unfortunately. 

(WARNING: Don’t read if you fear random acts of stuff. )

Click here to see the suddenness of it all.

Episode 46: The Existential Adventures of Crazy Man and the dog, Sidestepper

Wherein Crazy Man learns what it’s like to be alone…if things would just leave him alone

(NOTE: I’m still sorry. It’s just the way the path went.)

Click here to find out why I’m sorry.

The Existential Adventures of Crazy Man and the Dog Who Sidestepped Out

Shit. The dog’s dead. How did that happen? What’s Crazy Man going to do without his weird sidekick. Let’s give him a breather. Let’s give him a day to grieve or just get his head around this nasty surprise on the path of adventure and new meanings.

On the bright side, your clicking finger gets to rest today. No clicks. Just sorrow, regret, great personal anguish. But without the click. This might be a good time to crack open a beer or pour a glass of wine. I have wine. Wine heals the ill-tempered heart.

We’ll barge in on Crazy Man’s great personal anguish tomorrow. It’s Friday. Things are always better on Friday.

Let’s check out a few photos from past adventures. I’m sure that Crazy Man will be thinking about these times with the dog, Sidestepper.

Tune in tomorrow to share Crazy Man’s misery. As pretty much usual.

Episode 44: The Existential Adventures of Crazy Man and the dog, Sidestepper

Wherein Crazy Man and the dog, Sidestepper, get a thoroughly unsatisfying ribbing

(NOTE: Much sadness follows much happiness follows confusion. As usual.)

Click here and join the howling.

Episode 43: The Existential Adventures of Crazy Man and the dog, Sidestepper

Wherein Crazy Man and the dog, Sidestepper, get the prickly lowdown on…stuff.

(NOTE: Beware ye of spine tingling-ness. Beware.)

Click here to be disappointed once more at the unruliness of if all.

Episode 42: The Existential Adventures of Crazy Man and the dog, Sidestepper

Wherein Crazy Man and the dog, Sidestepper, converse with a bold moon on the rise. Or not.

(NOTE: No one danced naked in the full moon light in this episode. Sorry.)

Click here to find how to get yourself in over your green cheese.

Episode 41: The Existential Adventures of Crazy Man and the dog, Sidestepper

Wherein Crazy Man and the dog, Sidestepper, actually have something to crow about…but would never dare…considering…

(NOTE: No mole recipes were actually given away in this story. Everyone knows that these recipes are best kept secret.)

Click here to find how not to barbecue a crow.

Episode 40: The Existential Adventures of Crazy Man and the dog, Sidestepper

Wherein Crazy Man and the dog, Sidestepper, comfort a sad tree before the wind has its final say

(NOTE: This story may be just a little bit long winded. Stop reading when you begin to snore. Oh, right, I guess you will have stopped reading at that point. Bastard.)

Click here to hear what crazy narration the dog, Sidestepper, has to live with.