I'm the only one in my family who believes that death is actually when the fun starts, so I'm the perfect person to manage the process, because I can stay out of story and stay matter of fact. My Mother, on the hand, believes that we're "Six dollars worth of chemicals and when we die, it's lights out, and back we go into the earth." After she saw the movie Coco, she amended that to include: "And we live on the memories of others." So she is like Eeyore on Crack and even if I meditated until my face fell off, eventually I'll snap.
In the 4th and 5th Episode of Packing for Crazy Town, I find Andy "Roo" Forrest, my first boss out of college, vocalist for the underground Bay Area improv band, "Chained Down Cheese," and co-founder of the hottest board game design company on the planet. Episode 4 https://packingforcrazytown.podbean.com/mf/web/zv3q26/Episode_4_Final2.mp3 Episode 5 https://packingforcrazytown.podbean.com/mf/web/yjh3ym/Ep_5_Is_it_good_if_one_your_spirit_animals_is_extinct_.mp3 Palo Alto, 1986. I … Continue reading Middle School Samadhi, Guns and Gold in Palo Alto, and Putting his Spirit Animals to Work: My Conversation with the Willie Wonka of Table Top Gaming