The Irrationally Exuberant

The Irrationally Exuberant


Latest Episodes

Story 5: Street People 3: Fake Coke
December 27, 2018

This is the story of my attempt to buy cocaine.

Episode 12: Sam Patch
November 27, 2018

References and allusions include, but are not limited to: Icarus,  John Travolta, the Genesee River, George Washington, King Arthur, Jesus Christ, Niagara Falls, New England, base jumping, Western Migration, The Bible, Andrew Jackson, Elvis Presley,

Story 4 – Otis and the Rabbit
October 16, 2018

This story is about the birth of my son – the most joyful and terrifying day of my life so far. This story is also about the time I beat a rabbit to death with a shovel.

Episode 11: Float Tanks
October 01, 2018

References and allusions include, but are not limited to: Taco John's, flutes, Oakley brand sunglasses, the Minnesota Vikings, John C. Lilly, coon skin caps, Timothy Leary, Allen Ginsburg, dolphins, Altered States, Paddy Chayefsky, William Hurt,

Story 3 – Street People 2 – Kind Eyes
September 17, 2018

The story of the time I split a six-pack with a homeless guy behind a closed Hardee's and something unexpected happened - even more unexpected than splitting a six-pack with a homeless guy behind a closed Hardee's.

Episode 10: Eddie Vedder
September 05, 2018

References and allusions include, but are not limited to: Eddie Vedder,  cruel wizards, Ten, Fargo, AIWA stereo equipment, Candlebox, Dishwala, Better Than Ezra, The Refreshments, Eels, Bush, Goo Goo Dolls, "Heyfoxymophandlemama, That's Me",

Story 2 – Hornbacher’s 1 – Brian
August 13, 2018

A new feature on The Irrationally Exuberant - Guaranteed 96% true short stories from the life of yours truly.  This second edition is a story is about a former co-worker, Brian, who kind of looked like a shaved bear.  This story is out of control sad.

Episode 9: The Washington Generals
August 01, 2018

References and allusions include but are not limited to: Body shame, Basketball, Canada, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Dr. James Naismith, the YMCA, Esperanto, Television, hula-hoops, the Internet, Scarlett Rubella, Tuberculosis, Jim Croce,

Donald Trump: A Poem
July 12, 2018

This is a poem about Donald Trump.

Story 1 – Street People 1 – Are You OK?
June 14, 2018

A new feature on The Irrationally Exuberant - Guaranteed 96% true short stories from the life of yours truly.  This first edition is a story about a time maybe ten years ago when I should have known I had a problem.