Remembering Anthony Bourdain

I wrote this essay one week after Antony Bourdain passed. Mental health is an ever-growing issue in the United States (and I’m sure many other parts of the world) that is disturbingly ignored. I battled severe depression for many years, but I was unable to articulate/share how I felt.

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World Whisky Day

Through my twenties I travelled across the country for my job. I took every opportunity to stay on the road; no one, nor one thing held me back from avoiding the mundane interactions of life. Ironically, though, I was barely experiencing life, because I was spending it alone.

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Pappy Van Winkle Wedding Burial

As I write this article, a bottle of Pappy Family Reserve 15 is bidding for $1,500.00 on Ebay. Last Saturday, my cousin Peter carried a bottle of the same Bourbon through Starved Rock State Park in a brown paper bag. He cradled the bottle like a bum whom panhandled enough for a ceremonial bottle of malt liquor. 

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