A stream of consciousness thought journey

I’ve spent many a Friday night alone but somehow this one felt different.

Starting out it wasn’t even a bad day.

I slept in a bit partly because it was 19 degrees outside and aside of three inches from my weird wall heater the…

I guess I never thought about it

How can one get what one wants if one hasn’t defined what one wants?

That’s deep man.

Stuck at the airport recently, ok not exactly “stuck,” let’s be positive and say the truth — seriously delayed. Delayed at the airport recently I was reading a good book called ‘Anything You…

I drive, therefore I am

It’s true I do love bookends. I love things that contain other things on the front and on the back. I also love actual bookends, though I don’t have a bookshelf currently so I just envy others’ bookends. I also love the album ‘Bookends’ by…

And it hit Amazon today

This is me.

I was six years old when this picture was taken, just weeks before the bike and my left leg got munched under a Cadillac.

“Don’t ride in the street -” said mom. Too bad I was already a pro at disobedience.


What’s seven days between friends?

I am 50 today.

I figured let’s get the big news right out there.


He turns 50 next Tuesday, the 21st.

He’s from Texas.

I’ve been to Texas.

The similarities are frightening.

Actually he’s from Massachussets.

But I understand people from Massachussets.

Fine maybe…

This is it.

In this first paragraph I’m going to tell you the story you want to hear. And I’m speaking to you directly — you disenchanted Millennial, you overworked tech-worker, you misunderstood Boomer you. It’s the story you want to hear because I’m betting on the majority rule —…

Ate My Movie! — And other truths from the pandemic

So. . . what’s your major?

Ah the good ol’ days. Remember when you actually used that question — What’s your major? Maybe to a member of the opposite sex at a freshman mixer? Hoping your amazing conversational skills would…

He’s 6' 4" with blonde hair, blue eyes, and a woodsy-California air about him.

Some have called him genteel, instantly likable, carefree. His father is a locally famous — or infamous Northern California naturalist who developed trails and built two California State Parks, and both are cousins to the designer…

My name is not Steve

Look it’s not a pretentious thing, it’s brevity. If I’m in a coffee shop and I’m asked my name, I hesitate.

Do I tell the truth?

Do I say ‘Alden’ and watch the poor barista’s brain grind to a halt and witness the sharpie pause…

Hey it’s not like I haven’t been working on things.

What things, you say?


What changes, you say?

Well for one I bought a truck.

Nashville didn’t exactly ‘require it’ but ya know. . .

And then I sold the Honda.

Alden Olmsted

I was born in a small town to John and Priscilla. Not a pilgrim exactly just another latch-key kid obsessed with BMX and Tom Petty. Now I make films.

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