Tony Mason


Dr. Mason has spent a lifetime helping people and studying the emotions that they go through. At the age of 14 he began to study martial arts and computer science. By the age of 15, he had written his first graphics and sounds game on a computer and by the age of 17 he had earned his black-belt in Tae-Kwon-Do. He started college as a triple major in Computer Science, Mathematics and Education of Mathematics planning on being a college professor of computer science. It was during his second year in college, that he was diagnosed as bipolar.
It was discovered shortly thereafter that Dr. Mason had been bipolar his entire life. He was put on a number of bipolar medications in order to control this disabling mental illness. When the correct balance was finally found, Dr. Mason found himself in a situation where the entire world seemed different. From the times when he was a young child, Dr. Mason could never feel as though he mattered to anyone. The simple emotional response that one feels when they smell a flower was something he had never experienced.
During this same time-frame, Dr. Mason’s past caught up with him. He had suffered every type of abuse during his childhood and had blocked much of it out. With the balance that the medication provided, all the memories came flooding back. He ended up spending a lot of time in counseling to learn to deal with these different things as well as his bipolar.
At the age of 21, Dr. Mason was married and had a child. The marriage ended in divorce just over a year later due to his wife having an affair. This sent Dr. Mason into a deep depression and attempted suicide which put him in a psychiatric center for the next two months. That time in the “loony bin” helped Dr. Mason deal with the things that happened in his past. He pulled himself together and gained a new focus in life.
Over the next several years, Dr. Mason earned his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Religious Studies and received an Honorary Master of Martial Science Degree. He was inducted into the Martial Arts Hall of Fame in 2001 and again in 2002. In 2005, he was honored by his Grandmaster when he retired and passed on the martial art system of Wha Moo Do to Dr. Mason. Dr. Mason has founded one international organization and helped in the founding of two other organizations which were geared towards helping kids.
Dr. Mason has always had the goal of helping people his entire life. He mainly started writing poetry in his mid to late teens. His poems always sparked the interest of others and in many cases they have brought people to tears. Dr. Mason writes his poetry from his experiences and in a concerted effort to ensure that people who do not suffer from the feelings he has felt can understand those feelings. Therefore, he has a tendency to use a lot of imagery and often refers to the darkness as a living thing. In 2009, Dr. Mason was diagnosed with a terminal heart condition and has since worked to ensure that he leaves his legacy. Writing is a means to this end.

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