I often get questions about the tattoos I have but many more about the ones I don’t. Both of my arms used to be inked all the way down to my wrists, but not anymore. Both of my parents are artists and like most kids, I wanted to do what they did.
Many of my three week experiments start with the question “What if?” When I get curious about a specific challenge after artificially inducing one or more limiting factors, I almost always discover something new about myself and what I engage in.
This story starts near the time of my birth. My earliest memories of my father involve his back pain. The restricted activities, the special chairs, ointments, gadgets and all the corrective stretches.
Like a nasty cold, pessimism is contagious. Although you might take notice of someone who is exceptionally negative, the complainer has become so identified with this behavior that they have no idea how often it is occurring.
That moment where you say “enough is enough”. That split second when you wake up. It could happen at 26 while sitting in a cubicle, when you realize that you’ve been watching cat videos to kill the time for over four years now.
What you can’t see can most definitely hurt you. Viruses, carbon monoxide and even lead paint can send you to an undeserving early grave. Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR) is a part of our modern landscape, especially in urban living.