Jed Lamplough

I'm Jed Michael Lamplough, born November 8, 1974 in Honolulu, Hawaii. My parents were young lovers from Long Island, New York, stationed by the U.S. Air Force. I grew up in Centereach, New York. Fate gave me a talent for drawing. A first born son and daydreamer, I ripened to be an introspective and sensitive artist and lover of life.

Had my father always gotten his way, I'd be named Zeus Hercules, but me being "beloved of God" appealed to him as fitting the same intention, and so for him as for me, my mother was a fountain of sound advice.

Okay, so who isn't beloved of God? No one. Mere existence is that love. However, Jed is a blessed name, as other Jeds at this site testify. The name colors our encounters with a double-take and a smile whenever it's learned. Because a name is a replacement for an idea, true being disappears behind the name, and the character of the name itself is reflected in the being. So what is the character of Jed? It's unusual, sentimental and welcome. If being your name were a task, I could drink a Guinness now with a sense of satisfaction.

Throughout my life and in this order, people have mutated Jed thusly:
Jeddy-Mike, Jeddy-boy, Jedster, Jedi, Jed-meal, Jed-boy, Jedling, Jedfry, Jedry, Jedrick, Jedediah, Jedly, Mr. Jed, Jed Shred, Jeddy, Jeddington, Jedelicious, Jeddy-baby, Jedlock, The Jed.

This Jed loves Joseph Campbell, Hayao Miyazaki, Flannery O'Connor, Paul Taylor, Rufus Wainwright, Jean Cocteau, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

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