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Palliativity 146: Concealed Carry Me

Posted on March 29, 2012

I'm in Florida in a strange time in America's history of violence.

This entry is not about guns, but rather hiding in plain-sight.

The gear sling bag I carry everywhere serves many purposes. The 2011 Maxpedition Colossus is a concealed-carry incase-of-apocalypse everyday action-pack! It is made of mercenary quality nylon and sports a bevy of hidden clip-holders, grenade pouches and places to stash semiauto hand-cannons…


My chronic pain condition requires an armory of weapons to balance out the bad. The gear-sling's most unique feature is that the bag also functions as a ninja sling. My left arm is able to hang completely relaxed all the time, a reflex going back to the recovery period following the initial injury.

It's liberating to be able to rely on myself to carry all the medicine and tinctures I need to get thru daily life adventures, built into a platform that gives adequate support while keeping up appearances.

After a decade and a half of practice, I'm starting to get a handle on this.


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The Samaritan

Posted on March 26, 2012

The Samaritan, ©MMXII

Save me…


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Palliativity 145: Instagram in Spring

Posted on March 22, 2012

Strike a pose


Fresh Air
The Visual Haiku


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Solace in Spring

Posted on March 19, 2012

Solace in Spring, ©MMXII

Cherry blossoms, cherry blossoms,
On Meadow-hills and mountains
As far as you can see.
Is it a mist, or clouds?
Fragrant in the morning sun.
Cherry blossoms, cherry blossoms,
Flowers in full bloom.


Purchase Prints

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Palliativity 144: sick & flying high

Posted on March 15, 2012


My chronic-pain condition has a strange physiological reaction to illness. Simply put, my pain dials down when I'm sick.

None of my doctors have ever been able to explain this phenomenon. This flies in the face of the whole science of how the body's histemic reaction functions.

Having a cold, such as the one I am trying to fight off right now, puts me in a Catch22 position. I kinda wish I could sustain a mild cold for extended periods of time in order to cut the pain.

Then again, I'm not one to be unappreciative of small gifts such as this one.


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JASC show is up for Asian American Heritage Month!

Posted on March 12, 2012

Please go check-out my artwork installed at the Japanese American Service Committee!

Work from my "Occupied" series will be on display there, featured in the foyer, for the month of March.

While you're there, please check out the mural that my whole family helped paint!

 yeah, that's my face ↑

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Japanese American Service Committee of Chicago
4427 North Clark Street
Chicago, Illinois 60640

Administration: 773.275.0097
Social Services: 773.275.7212



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