Meet my Big Brother Bob originally from California who has been living in Austin Texas for five years and will be moving to NYC in a couple weeks.
The one word that best describes Bob's life today is "Grateful."
If Bob could change one thing in the world, he would "Encourage listening with love and empathy." To make that happen, he would/will point out the destructiveness of listening with anger, judgment and self-absorption.
One year from today, Bob would like to rejuvenate his creative life and become a self-sustaining writer/producer/director/publisher.
If Bob's life were a movie, it would be about a wanderlust writer finally finding his true north. The title of his movie would be called "The Long And Winding Road."
I'm dedicating today's feature story to my Big Brother Bob as he has fulfilled a dream of marrying the love of his life Molly Owen from Austin Texas. Bob is the oldest sibling of 8 children and has waited patiently for 53 years to meet the ideal woman to spend the rest of his life with.
Family and friends from around the U.S. have gathered today in Austin to celebrate this monumental moment in Bob and Molly's life. They are sharing this day with the Austin City Limits Music Festival, Austin Comic Con and our dad and step-mom's 44 year wedding anniversary.
The wedding weekend was an amazing time of connecting with friends and family, some whom we haven't seen for many years. Bob has a gift of making and keeping friends. There were high school and college friends who traveled thousands of miles to be at the wedding.
Bob has traveled the country many times. He has hitchhiked, rode his mt. bike and drove his VW Bus while writing his book called "Barstool Poetry." Bob is a freelance writer who has been published many times over. His most recent project is "2 Degree's of Bob" which is a compilation of the people he has met through his life. During the summer of 2013, Bob captured our Camino de Santiago adventure through his blog "Camino de Makela Men."
As Bob begins this new chapter of his life with his newlywed bride Molly, I'm excited to watch him walk along the "Long And Winding Road" on his way to finding true north as they make their move to NYC. There is so much more I can say about Brother Bob, most of which I said during my toast as his best man, but I can say this "Bob is my hero."
Congratulations Bob and Molly on your new life together!