Interview with Colin Bird

What has been your highest honor in life so far?
Unequivocally I can tell you, without hesitation, having the honor of conducting 23 funerals, along with (though I’m not sure where my comfort level should be quantifying it as: honor), my own mother’s eulogy side to side with my brother. … A close runner up, pardon the pun, is having had the opportunity to lose over 300lbs through running…but the incredible part of that was channeling it into six years of training everyone from obese kids in public schools to private individuals asking for help losing weight or any other overcoming of life obstacle/fear through endurance and mountain running.
Of all the ways you get to work in the realms of art, which one is the most fulfilling?
Let’s be honest here, working in Hollywood can be what scientists would call, soul-sucking. I’m a public speaker at heart, it's my highest passion, so I found a way to offset the Tinseltown trenches by conducting wedding ceremonies. The joy comes in physically writing out the tale of two becoming one, then watching the audience laugh then cry as together we send true love off into the world. I get to craft a love story as a writer, share it as a performer, and unite an audience in positivity that has nothing to do with this industry's otherwise selfish progression.
What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done?
If by crazy you mean awesome, then this: Flew out to NYC with my best friend since the 1st grade, Trevor (who I'm extremely happy to report will be extremely unhappy at my mentioning him), where I broke into the Empire State Building and ran up and down that bad boy; 85 flights of stairs, four times consecutively, as a Dedication Run for each of my four nieces. That garnered a nifty lil' world record along with, unknowingly, a felony … the latter I never did get slapped with, 'cause they would've had to catch me first. They did not.
Published 2017-03-20.
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Books by This Author

Death: What Not To Say
Price: $14.95 USD. Words: 52,080. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Death, Grief, Bereavement
With, Death: What Not To Say, Colin Bird has created an awakening. This invigorating read is an easy to follow archetype of how to assist those we know suffering heartbreaking grief in loss. Sprinkled by stories of Bird's personal experience; seeing his father die, and mother follow...then professional, absorbing both helpful and hurtful examples of people trying to grasp exactly, what not to say.