The Best Advice, I never took.
Hello Fearless Reader,
I've started this blog as a way of keeping a journal of sorts. A way to recollect the past and think outloud about the future. The only thing I can promise about this is honesty. If you're the kind of of person that would read this, then I might as well be giving you what's really happening behind the closed doors of the world of fake murderers and laughable detectives.
This is a true tale of a kid born with a clef pallet, who somehow founded one of the largest theater companies in America: The Murder Mystery Company.
Journal #1: Great Advice, I ignored.
"If you're a mountain climber go to a place with Mountains."
I used to sit endlessly in a parking ramp, collecting peoples tickets, watching DVD's on my laptop, playing with heroclix and trying not to pee my pants. Each day was like a gray painting on a grey wall. Although one part was framed, it didn't really matter where it begun or ended.
I was stuck, rotting in a place to legally put a prisoner of war.
Like any man trapped looking at people that escaped, I'd ask how. On one of the days I met a professional stand-up comedian who had just done with his set at the BOB (Grand Rapids, MI). I asked him what I should do, told him I wanted to be an actor. He told me this; "Most people drive to work for 20 minutes and work 8 hours, I drive to work 8 hours and preform for 20 minutes. It's miserable. I should have gone to LA and that's what you should do. Son, if you're going to be a mountain climber you have two options. You either travel to where mountains are and climb them or you have to build a mountain where you are and try to climb that. Which one seems easier?"
He was a nice guy and he talked to me for another couple minutes, which is a long time to talk to a guy in a parking booth.
As I left my booth of confinement that night my heart lifted. I was filled with that sense of anticipation you get when anything is possible. Yes, I had it in my head, I was moving to L.A. and nothing was going to stop me.
That was until I stopped myself.
To be Continued...
Detective Scott Cramton
CEO The Murder Mystery Company