Sept. 6, 2021 – It’s been my passion, it’s my relief. I would love to tell you I got clean and started my skateboard company and everything was happy, but it doesn’t work that way,” he said.

Crucial Skate’s logo is a bear. It’s what sparked the pen name C.S. Bear. Come 2019, five years into his recovery, Keith decided to use that pen name and write a book, titled “Life After 40.”

“It’s based on actual events with a touch of fiction,” Keith said.

The book uses anecdotes and true stories, touching on the deep, personal trials Keith faced during his addiction.

“It covers from the first pill I took to the last pill I took to the life afterwards,” Keith said.

He talks about the toll it took on his family.

“I didn’t realize everything he had gone through getting the drugs. I knew it was going to be a tough journey but I didn’t realize how tough until I read the book,” said Erin Bolen, Keith’s wife.



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