CONNECT W/ ALEX
He may have a dark sense of humor but Alex Stephenson knows something about staying where the light is. As a behavioral therapist who works in a hospital, Alex meets people at their most vulnerable, sometimes wild, and often darkest hours. Alex juggles this full-time job that makes such a huge difference in people’s lives with a creative pursuit that has him writing AND illustrating his own comic Narcolepsy Incorporated, several books including “Maybe” Days, and his introspective, good-humored blog called A Step Past Normal – the life of a marginally funny, bearded stepdad. Alex blends that big work with a vibrant family life as a husband and father of two. He’s telling us what keeps him in the light and gives him the momentum to keep creating. We’re also chatting about all the ways parenting is a game-changer, his favorite Marvel character, pop culture, sneakily watching scary movies as a kid, pickles, Jolly Ranchers, ice skates, and eagles. Listen to discover how humor, family, and creativity make everything better.
QUOTES & QUOTABLES
We try to make excitement out of ordinary experiences. Tweet This
It smells like you know what you’re doing as a parent, even though you just put meat in a crockpot and pushed a button. Tweet This
Parenting changes they way you revel and the things you revel in. Tweet This
A Primate’s Memoir by Robert M. Sapolksy
Stephen King’s It
Getting Salty – Alex’s Pickle Post
Immediately after recording this episode, Alex + Randy both illustrated the answer to the Glorious question.