“Where’d You Go?”

Any minute you will show / And I’m wondering where did you go? / Where’d you go? / Where’d you go? / I wanna know . . .” (The MMB, 1991)

That seems to be what everybody has been asking since I launched my business in March, covered four events in three different cities, and then dropped off the map.

Well here’s the answer – the extremely abbreviated version:

Nearly 3 months ago, my neck gave out during one of my web design classes at Boston University’s Center for Digital Imaging Arts in Washington, D.C. Since then, I’ve been on what I like to playfully call my personal “Medical Mystery Tour,” in reference to the 1967 EP released by The Beatles.

During these last several uncertain months, a trusted mentor reminded me of the following:

“The strongest and most healthy coping skills in you that I have noticed are your ability to find, or squeeze out, some portion of humor in every situation and your ability to frame your experiences in larger contexts that include an understanding for the sufferings, great and small, of all humans.”

The late great Mark Twain said: “The secret source of humor itself is not joy but sorrow.” It’s true. The ups and downs I’ve experienced from enduring a seemingly endless battery of diagnostic tests, MRI scans, injections, and the revolving door of various doctors and specialists, left me feeling not just frustrated and angry, but hopeless and impotent. Humor – among other things like introspection, perseverance, and alternative medicine – is what kept me going and inevitably led to my being cured.

Given that, today marks the official re-launch of my blog, Facebook & Twitter pages, and freelance business! Additionally, my main website will be fully operational by the end of August.

Here’s a taste of what to expect article/post-wise in the next couple weeks:

  • “Some Song I Used to Like” & Gotye’s Humble Rise to the Top of the Charts
  • 2012 Team McCready Global Event Coverage (in an effort to remain relevant, I’ve interviewed Zack Newman of Hydrophonic, who played with one of Mike McCready’s side projects “Flight to Mars,” and TMcC Founder Lisa Cressman)
  • A Look at Crohn’s Disease & the work of Jennifer Jaff at the Advocacy for Patients with Chronic Illness
  • Industry Perspective: An Interview with software developer Bobby Parker
  • Foxy Shazam’s 2012 Tabernacle Tour: My Experience Worshipping at “The Church of Rock and Roll”
  • “Here Comes the Sun” – The Dark Reality of Skin Cancer
  • True Story: Western Medicine Vs. Eastern Medicine and the Cure the Doctors Wouldn’t Prescribe
  • An Afternoon with Alec (Baldwin that is)
  • Industry Perspective & Retrospective: Rock & Roll Photographer Tom G. O’Neal
  • A Moment of Zen Despite Information Overload: Advice from Deepak Chopra

Thank you fans for your support and for asking, “Where’d You Go?” because it makes me feel so much more valued upon my return.

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