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Monday

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December 2016

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A Bowl of Words

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“And I? …sometimes I tell a story. Because Promethea asks me for a bowl of words before she goes to sleep.” -Cixous, The Book of Promethea Alphabet Soup. When I was young, my mother would take my sister and I to the library to gather books. I was a voracious consumer of words from an […]

Sunday

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August 2012

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Or, The Ants

Written by , Posted in environment, poetry, Writing

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They will echo-paint images of the sicknesses of our tensile cities and the pollution that is our gift in perpetuity. Long after and much away in time, if not the dolphin, then the pelican, if not the pelican, then the crab, if not the crab, then the algae bloom. Or the dutiful ant who might […]

Sunday

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July 2012

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Getting to the Outside

Written by , Posted in poetry, Writing

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Whitewater marks ephemeral periphery traversing switch-words, drifting in’t wastelands of foam “the inside” and “the outside” dressed liquid contexts acolyte advice, tidal shifts, searching midst bobbing bodies for blessings. I found that once the wasteland is crossed – that impact zone – becomes clear: outside is more a realm within than shallows allow. 30 years […]

Monday

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June 2012

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To Whom the Sea Seems

Written by , Posted in Surfing, Writing

Just before dawn, before the birth of the day, I sit behind the wheel of the car with my hands curled around my coffee cup, rapt as the moon slips into her liquid negligee. The sky is undressing its rich ultramarine above me; my favorite color, but one that remains for only moments in-between darkness […]

Monday

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May 2012

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Of Words and Waves

Written by , Posted in History, Surfing, Writing

The greatest gifts I received from my parents were those passions they lost themselves in when they needed ‘mom’ or ‘dad’ time. Both of my parents share a deep passion for and relationship with the ocean that remains theirs and theirs alone. Though both of them took me along as they followed the call of […]

Thursday

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November 2011

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back to the source

Written by , Posted in Surfing, Writing

Skip Frye © Tom Keck This time of year in Southern California is easily my favorite. It stays glassy all day-save for a bit of offshore breeze in the mornings-the crowds have thinned and there is usually always some surf to be found. I surfed today for nearly four hours. It felt amazing to be […]

Tuesday

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September 2011

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talking story

Written by , Posted in History, Surfing, Writing

1982, First waves © Jeannette Prince I began surfing proper at the age of 5. Both my father (Craig Schumacher) and my mother (Jeannette Prince) surfed, so I was on the beach and in the ocean before I learned how to walk. My father would take me out in the substantial beach break surf in […]