Stay Vigilant exists because of Anthony Bourdain. When I found out he was 44 years old when he published Kitchen Confidential I realized I had no excuse to not launch my own brand. As I write this blog post, I’m 44 years old. In 6 days I’ll be 45. Age isn’t just a number. It’s a reminder that I don’t have much time until I’m dead so I better get my ass in gear and start making things and sharing them with the world.