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I’ll be the Moon

Posted on October 31, 2011

©MMXI, I'll be the Moon

"Me and the Moon stayed up all night. I brought the Whiskey, he brought the Light."
- Gaelic Storm -


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The New Colossus

Posted on October 28, 2011

Paris, France, in 1883

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,

With conquering limbs astride from land to land;

Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand

A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame

Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name

Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand

Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command

The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.

"Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she

With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,

Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,

The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.

Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,

I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

 — Emma Lazarus, 1883

Happy 125, Lady Liberty!

Leave the Light on. We're going to need it.

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“Pencil Head”

Posted on October 26, 2011

A line-art tribute to the history of Animation.

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Covering Fire

Posted on October 24, 2011

© MMXI, Covering Fire

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The Gentle Way

Posted on October 20, 2011

When I'm not being an artist/graphic designer/archivist/social media curator, I am also a judo sensei. I began learning judo at age 6 from my great-uncle Henry "Hank" Okamura. He brought judo from California to Manzanar Internment Camp and then to Chicago. I was a good competitor and was National Champion a few times as a kid, but my favorite part of judo is teaching.

After my shoulder surgery at age 13, I was invited on the mat by my sensei to help instruct with my sling still on. That's when I realized that for me, judo was more than just an activity, it was a lifestyle.

The video below features the head of our club, Brett Wolf, and what we believe judo really is:


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Last Prayer

Posted on October 17, 2011
Last Prayer, ©MMXI

" 'Scuse me while I kiss the Sky. "
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