60 Years to Think About It

When my wife and I were engaged, we got into an argument and, partially joking, I made the comment, “What am I getting myself into?” Without missing a beat, she replied, “Well, you have the next 60 years to think about it.” We both laughed and the argument dissipated. When my paternal grandmother passed away,…

Design: Protect Ya Neck

Design has become one of my creative passions. Like many of my hobbies, designing logos, flyers, websites, etc. started with an idea and a compelling urge to see it come to life. Below is a design I did for my martial art school, Kogen Dojo, where I teach and train. I designed both our main…

Make Something

Obviously, it is not easy work to change the world or how it functions. It is not easy to do something new, to conceive of and make manifest that which never was before. However, we are beings of creation who exist to create. To simply accept that which is, without question, and without adding some…

Hip Hop is Medicine Part 1

One of my best friends growing up likes to say, “Hip Hop is medicine.” I have pondered this statement for some time now because music in general, not just hip hop, has always been a healing mechanism for me. Music was there when I otherwise felt completely alone in the world. I could sit with…

My Darkness to Light

The original title for my blog was going to be ‘My Darkness to Light,’ with the overall theme being my battle with depression and my journey into a better way of living, with martial arts and holistic arts being essential stepping stones along that path. After playing with this idea for a while, however, I…