This summer while I was down with my back injury, I realized that I really didn’t want to take the Afterburner brand down a road everyone else was taking.
After all, how original can you be when you design and administer web sites for your career and then think you’ll succeed at doing the same thing when your heart wasn’t in it at the end of a long career?
So… My forced downtime made me look at things with my heart and I decided to chase a impossible dream. Building gaming systems, learning the gaming world and, of all things, dumpster diving and filming my adventures in the world of game systems in dumpsters, second hand gaming systems rescued from land-fills and prowling the second-hand stores, thrift stores and flea markets to find treasures to restore to their former function and beauty.
As the old bumper sticker said in the 1970s “Why Be Normal?” And trust me, being normal doesn’t get you anywhere. Why walk the Bell Curve of Life in the expected category when you can explore the boundaries and find happiness there? So I’m walking a path I still haven’t figured out yet and am having the time of my life.
The Afterburner Channel is in full production with live videos and project videos plus recorded field work going full tilt and at least 3 to 5 videos per week being poured out for the world to see.
Dumpster Diving? Isn’t that for the dregs of society, scavenging a living from garbage? Actually, it’s a lot of fun and it’s a great way to help the planet by reusing things that don’t really belong in the landfill. And the adventure of finding these things like games and much more is very rewarding!
Again… Why Be Normal? And I’ve found salvation by not doing what is expected of me by Society. The world is a much brighter place when you follow your heart!