Global Citizen. Utopian Thinker. Undying Optimist. Idealistic. Esoteric. Creative. Outgoing. Enthusiastic. Aware. Awakened. Enlightened.
Love is all there is. Every choice must and eventually will be based in love.
Fear no longer serves our ever-accelerating vibration rate.
2013 marks the final end of Babylon as we know it, and I am unabashedly speaking my truth to whomever is brought to this vibration.
Only Love Exists.
That being said, how can I succinctly communicate a vibration of who I am to others out there...I'll try my best in the interest of transparency.
Born in the deep south, I grew up in a very non-traditional environment, entirely taught at home by Mom and not subjected as much to the positive and negative aspects of society. I believe that has lead to a very naive and optimistic/idealistic/unrealistic view of the world. I keep my heart on my sleeve, knowing that there is enough energy in the Universe. I can't hold back my love out of fear or protection, I would be just as bad as those negative souls who act only out of fear.
After a dozen years skateboarding full time, going through sponsorships and touring and hundreds of skateboarding contests, I moved to California in 1999 to pursue skateboarding film making. Continued to skate and make videos. Worked tech jobs in Silicon Valley to support my creative endeavors. In California I painted, wrote, made music videos for major recording artists, took a lot of photos, designed graphics. Worked in 5 separate start-up environments, a few of which I helped found.
Showed my contemporary paintings in museums and retail outlets in San Jose area, got some writing published, self-published 5 books or writing and art, composed some ambient music and performed a few times, open mic hip hop freestyle veteran for 5 years at a local open mic, always organizing my work and fine tuning my creations.
In 2001 I became a father to a perfect, beautiful girl named Irie. She lives with her mom in California. Her mom was physically and mentally abusive to me, then moved away and took my daughter out of my life. This has affected me in many ways, as any good father deserves time with his child, and every day I don't see her is another bad day for me. I have since isolated myself to a large extent, concentrating on making art, and haven't let anyone in to my trust circle in a long time. Keep in mind that I have never abused another, or so much as ever been arrested or in trouble with the law. Just a good dad who wanted to be a strong male role model for his daughter. There are some out there who don't respect a male's role as a father and influence, and I did my best to avoid a custody battle, as I know the child suffers most as an outcome. Backed away so that she might grow up enough to know the real story. Praying every day for a reconnection in her best interest.
Consequently, I think I approach life now as somewhat battle-scarred, try not to let it affect me, but have many tough days where it is hard to find hope. I believe these are normal emotions that one deals with when a father has to survive (with no rational or legal justification) without his child in his life. Luckily, Mom raised me with a strong spiritual foundation and I know that everything is happening for a divine and predestined purpose which I might not like, but I have to respect the process nonetheless.
Despite all that, most people call me super outgoing and happy-go-lucky, a typical Pisces, and I am very cheery and outgoing despite how I am feeling most days. Peaks and valleys. Overcompensation perhaps? Fake it til' you make it? Either way, I cope the best I can with the tools I have.
Have not been in a relationship of any consequence since before Irie was born, but hoping there is someone out there that wants to believe in me and support the major work I am doing in spirit, for the betterment of all humankind. Could use someone who is understands my talent and potential to do great things in this world for the evolution of every living soul, trying to walk my path with awareness of our Creator's perfect plan for me. Someone who sees me for what I can be, not what I am at the moment.
I reside in sunny Florida again, here with my 82 y.o. mom, taking care of her needs and being there for her in her golden years. I believe every child should be there for her/his parents when they grow old, and not shuttle them off to a nursing home somewhere. Since I was raised by parents born in 1928/1931 respectively, I have an old-fashioned, almost baby boomer mentality in regards to the responsibilities we have to our family and friends. I've been called a renaissance man, and consequently I usually feel pretty out of step with the modern world.
Would prefer a home with no TV, only a big bookcase and record collection. Cook dinner, relax and read...comfortable home and predictable routine, be in a stable situation. Many remark that it must be nice to travel and gallivant as much as I have, but honestly, I never really wanted the transient lifestyle; hoping now to settle on down and do something long-term with the right girl who understands me and supports my grandiose plans for the world!