The Search for Identity

You probably already know what happened.

Eric said thanks, handed me the cash and sat down in the seat next to me.

I’m sure this isn’t news to any of my long term friends.

If this is who I am then, why don’t I embrace it more? Why don’t I look for these conversations and connections, head out on the road for good, become a modern day Apostle Paul or Jack K., spreading my own gospel of fathers, forgiveness, sunshine, and California?

“great talking to you, good luck, sounds like you’re on an amazing journey.”

From Eric in Chattanooga, to Dr. Dobrow in DC, to Len and his wife on the airplane, to many, many folks along the way, I keep being asked to share my story at unsuspecting times when I think I’m just here for my experience, for my discovery, for me.

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Alden Olmsted

I was born in a small town in Northern California just another latch-key kid obsessed with BMX and Tom Petty. Now I make films and travel and write when I can.