The day the tornado hit Moore, Oklahoma – I got a text from my younger brother…there weren’t any words in the text. Just video snippets – live from the wreckage. He was supposed to fly out that day to go back to Iraq but the flights had been cancelled – considering…
The video snippets he sent me told a story of raw damage…he donned his gear and went out with the other fire departments and manned triage – helping the walking wounded and collecting bodies. He felt like he should be out in the chaos – so he left and went to the site of the elementary school and helped search for bodies of children, and to salvage the children that had not been taken by the tornado.
I was in awe – I’m in California…mackin’ and hangin’ – and my brother and my uncle (Fire Chief at Tinker AFB) were out there doing what comes natural to them – being heroes.
I love my family, I have an unwavering respect for fire fighters and i pray for all of those that lost someone in Oklahoma…
I want to take you back to 2000 – when I 20 years old and living in Japan. That time was an awkward time and I suffered through it with one of my best friends Zaiid. We both had hit a point in our lives that we realized that most people dress so that others would envy/like or bite. Basically rendering themselves a slave to what others thought. We fought long and hard that summer to not only be different than the others, but to honestly be ourselves. It was amazing that I didnt even know what I liked…needless to say that the outcome was crazy – a tall lanky dude that dressed like N.E.R.D before N.E.R.D was N.E.R.D (shout out to Pharell for making me seem like a bandwagoner too).
At the end of the day…13 years later – I can honestly say that I wear what I want to – without regard to the thoughts and opinions of others. It’s a great feeling. You should try it as well. Dare to be yourself…unapologetically and unashamed.
So…here we go – on a journey inside the pscyhe of Ken. I hope you have your seatbelts on, and that you went to the little girls room before you strapped in because you’re not going to want to miss a thing (que Aerosmith here) – I have already started my catalog of videos, so feel free to view those and subscribe to my channel – besides that – read my posts and comment as you see fit –
enjoy and thanks for visiting!