You know those children’s drawings parents stick to their refrigerator? Well, Keith Anderson doubled down with his own awesome way of preserving the doodles drawn by his 11-year-old son, Kai — by having them tattooed on his arms.
Photographer Chance Faulkner heard about Keith’s unique style and went to meet with him.
Over the years three different tattoo artists have recreated the drawings on Anderson’s right arm. Including one in Boulder, Colorado, one in Chatham, and most recently his friend Tedd in Peterborough.
“A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”
- Albert Einstein
Cobi Mike’s recent decision to leave Gentlemen Hall (Island Records) to release his first solo project arose from his desire to rediscover his voice and share his personal message. As part of the successful Gentlemen Hall, he has shared the stage with such powerhouses as Beyonce, One Republic and Young the Giant. With the help of Grammy Award-winning engineer Tom Weir (Blondie, Willie Nelson) and an all-star cast of musicians, Cobi Mike’s debut single combines beautiful electronic and acoustic elements.
Have a listen below to Walking Through The Fire:
Some pets just never learn – Bro My God
10 Answers To Questions You Always Wondered About - Caveman Circus
18 Next-Level Problem Solvers – Linkiest
The Transformative Effects of Reading + Elon Musk’s Reading List – Envato
The Avengers Play Family Feud and Are Really Bad at It (Video) – Radass
5 Scientific Reasons Why Women Just Won’t Go For The Nice Guys – Elite Daily
Selena Gomez’s Looking Thick in Her Pink Bikini – G-Celeb
Giant Realistic Wool Cat Head Is Both Cute And Terrifying – Bored Panda
7 Ways To Spot A FAKE BBQ Restaurant - Thrillist
This math problem for high schoolers in Singapore is really, really hard – Happy Place
Dania Ramirez is Sexy (36 Photos) – Radass
Erin Heatherton looks good in a bikini – The Blemish
How prosecutors proved former NFL player Aaron Hernandez guilty of murder – Business Insider
BMW Concept Roadster Motorcycle – The Gentleman’s Garage
Inside Abbey Road, An Interactive Site That Offers a Behind-the-Scenes Look at Abbey Road Studios in London – Laughing Squid
We’re happily married, though I wouldn’t say “awesome” best describes what we have, I’d like to answer this question anyway because no one has an only awesome relationship. I love my wife very much and when things are good they are really good. We fight, we get mad, sometimes over stupid things but not always. We have similar passions which is really important and empathize well with each others feelings. Have there been surprises? Definitely… both good and bad, and being married has been so much different than I expected. The thing that really makes me sure that we will survive, is that I can’t picture trying to do get through this life without her, that we truly enjoy spending time with one another, even if it’s doing nothing. I know that I am a fully capable adult but with her I feel unstoppable and I actively aim to be the same inspiration for her. Are things always awesome? …no way, would I change it? …no way.
Edit: Holy cow, Thank you, thank you, thank you! I came back to see gold and so many other incredible responses, for those of you who asked questions I will reply first thing tomorrow morning to all of you. I’m laying next to her now and she asked what I was smiling about, read her the post, just said “aww” and went back to Facebook haha, she’s great.
by Nick Notas
Good friends are family.
They aren’t just buddies we have a fun time with but people we treat like our own blood. They can be profound connections that are forged for a lifetime.
I remember sitting in the car with my girlfriend and a close friend when he opened up to us. “Listen, you know how much I care about my mom and brother. They have the best intentions but sometimes they don’t truly understand me. But you both do. And I want you to know that you’re my family, too.”
It was one of the most honest and meaningful statements someone had ever said to me.
The other day I was excited to see a “How to Be a Good Friend” article appear in my feed. Reading through it was severely disappointing for a topic so important. When I searched for similar articles on Google, I was amazed to see how many contained idealistic advice that lacked any substance.
Here’s my list of ground rules that I follow to be a good friend.
- Don’t be a fair-weather friend. You have to maintain your own life and set boundaries for your time. However, being there only when it’s beneficial or convenient for you is selfish. Friendship should be a mutually valuable connection.
This especially applies when starting a new relationship. Don’t forget about your friends or let your partner dictate who you’re allowed to see. Even though you have less free time, keep in touch and make plans when you can. How can you expect the friends you ignore to welcome you with open arms if the relationship ends?