The Bravest Thing I've Ever Done

Since writing about our last adventure together, I’ve thought a lot about all the ones Ken and I shared that came before. Particularly, I was reminded of the bold decision we made in packing up our lives and driving cross-country to relocate from Chicago to LA in the fall of 2002. When I met him…

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Dinner with a Friend

I received an email last week from Kathy Buckley. She is a stand-up comedienne and motivational speaker, and she was someone Ken loved very much. They met in 2004 when we lived in Los Angeles at a Disability Showcase for CBS, and in my recollection it was love at first sight. I remember him telling…

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My $2k T-Shirt

Every so often I stumble across a neatly folded red t-shirt tucked way back in my closet when I’m organizing or looking for something. I’m always compelled to unfurl it, unfailingly get lost in memories. It’s my two-thousand-dollar t-shirt. I’ve never worn it. I’m not even sure I’ve ever washed it, but I have considered…

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There's Something about Tina

Tina is a buddy of mine who I met back in 1997 while attending training at Second City. I think our friendship fate was sealed on the first day of improv class as he were tangled into a continuous, hand-holding “human knot” and were tasked with unknotting ourselves while not letting go. Shortly thereafter, I…

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A Fat Chance

There are fewer things I look forward to than a good work out. Haha. Just kidding. I probably don’t dread anything more than going to the gym. At forty-two I’ve managed to join many, and attend few. It was a good system and it worked for my needs. Until a few years ago when I…

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Chicago and/or Bust

Though I describe my childhood growing up in a small farming town in Indiana as idyllic, that perspective enjoys the distance of many years and many life experiences since. I was a shy, quite kid who always stuck pretty close to home, and as I entered high school that really didn’t change much. I was…

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The First Entry

I have been toying with the idea for a blog for a long time and as an aspiring writer I’ve read innumerable articles about the “must” have having a writer’s website. Problem is, I’ve struggled with being able to offer compelling content. When people I know read it, I wanted them to have something positive…

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