Kevin Wilkins Skater Profile
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Hometown: Lincoln Nebraska, Stance: Goofy, Age: , Status: Am
Last Update: Friday, March 23, 2012 Submit an Update
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Audience or not, difficult or not, required or not, I think what’s important to you and holding yourself up as your own guiding example (best and worst) is all anyone can really, truly worry themselves with. To read all of Timbre #60: EGO TRIP, follow @the.goodproblem or click the link in my profile. Friends, family, or handi-Montys … only @thatsonme knows what @thatsonme really cares about. Photo: @sammuller
After all of it, you know who I’m down with now? You know who I look to for examples of what’s okay, funny, thoughtless, or all that and then some? Tall, dark, and handsome? I look to me. I wonder what I’d do. It’s I against I. The ego is alive! To read all of Timbre #60: EGO TRIP, follow @the.goodproblem or click the link in my profile. Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah. @furrycalamari concerns himself with the state of frontsides in a world of big ol’ back sides. Photo: @bencolen
Lurching on, I found something else … folks doing their own things. Intriguing—but in a way that didn’t resemble the stage play I’d been attending to. These people engaged in something more like creative hiding. Their audience was an accidental few—if that many—and they all appeared to possess a comfort that needed no endorsement. Everything they did came off like smooth poetry in a language that was new and old at the same time. Whatever was indeed clever. To read all of Timbre #60: EGO TRIP, follow @the.goodproblem or click the link in my brofile. Get in the van. @_breakfree_ runs tings from the way-back panel. Photo: @samsklub
But along that route my stoke came out in stumbling bursts—the repeat of something I’d heard, delivered ineptly, or the attempt at friendly shit talk that ended up with someone sad and me feeling badly. Raw and burnt, I turned away a little, searching for a different me. One that didn’t draw so much heat. To read all of Timbre #60: EGO TRIP, follow @the.goodproblem or click the link in my profile. We are what we pretend to be … @nolimitsoldier carefully channels Vonnegut and Bazooka Mort. Photo: @samsklub
At first I sought validation, verification, confirmation, and a bunch of other “shun” words—honestly and without shame. I did care what other people thought, but I really didn’t even know about it … like a punch you never see coming. One more thing: I was five. To read all of Timbre #60: EGO TRIP, follow @the.goodproblem or click the link in my profile. Easy peasy. @choadped hands out for the sake of comfortable thought. Photo: @priceyhot
When you’re pushing around in the dark, or standing on the corner waiting for traffic to clear to so you can hit that marble ledge, or limping into work after tweaking your left ankle in an attempt to avoid stomping on your black-and-blue heel, all the dog walkers, hippie mamas, and old men are looking at you. They’re admiring your freedom. They’re appreciating your approach. They’re cherishing your contributions to our culturally rich society. They’re proud of you. Either that, or they hate you. Both ways, you’re doing pretty good. Read all of TIMBRE #59: YEAH, GUY by following @the.goodproblem or clicking the link in my profile. Gonz winds up for that approach we’re all proud of. Photo: @semrubio
How do they do it? Well, I don’t think they do “do it.” They fake it without knowing—playing the role of the ideal human being for the losers driving to the 7Eleven on empty, on our way to get a quart of vitamin D, a quart of 10W30, or a quart of anything cold. Follow @the.goodproblem to read all of TIMBRE #59: YEAH, GUY or click just the link in my profile. Long-lens romance—@adridadrian drops a tre bomb with love. Photo: @sammuller
Confused? Devastated? Emotions out of control? Can't figure out why you're so destroyed by the loss of the artist formerly known as? I can't figure it out, either, but for some reason this @sendxhelp X @the.goodproblem colabo is easing my mind at the moment. "Hang tough, children." #RestInPrince #AllOverPrince
And here's this guy: The corduroy-clad old man climbing strongly from the seat of his garaged 1972 Ford Country Squire—he’s smiling and nodding at people. He’s living life, his bills are paid on time, and a hot cup of black coffee is surely in his immediate future. Follow @the.goodproblem to read all of TIMBRE #59: YEAH, GUY or just click the link in our profile once or twice ... you got this, homie. Don’t ever stop NOT hopping fences. @slj1000 gets down. Photo: @humphriesphoto
RIP Prince Rogers Nelson. (6/7/58—4/21/16) "Prince comes out of his room and says that he wants to talk to me one-on-one. He sits me down and starts preaching: 'You know, brother, you’re oppressed. That’s why you use that foul language. You need to start praying and become one with your spirituality. You need to change. You’re oppressed.' Next thing I know Prince grabs my hand and says, 'Pray with me. I don’t want you to use that foul language ever again.' I’m like, 'All right.' So we sit there and pray for a long-ass time." To read all of @officialtaboo's Prince story, click the link in my profile. Thanks to @animalchan for his original SGV post.
Ever seen this guy? He’s out walking his dog at 8:15 in the a.m., and all you can think of is how together his life must be. He’s got his coat on and it suits him fine, you think, because he looks comfortable and warm. His well-fed hound is happily trotting along at the end of a nice, simple black leash. And his haircut fits his head quite well. Read all of TIMBRE #59: YEAH, GUY by following @the.goodproblem or by clicking the handy link my profile. Swimming upstream suits @olsonstuff quite well. Photo: @humphriesphoto
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