I tell people I’m originally from California, but I must be honest, this is redbubble after all: I was born and raised in Uzbekistan. This is a picture of my father and me. Everyone said I took after my mother, but this picture confirms to me that I resembled my father quite a bit. He was an itinerate shoe maker. He worked long hours and I rarely saw him. When I left for America at the age of sixteen he was working on a new design he got from a pair of Nikes he stole from a Japanese tourist. Geeze, I hope he is doing ok.