But oh, how I wish he was.
So often you hear parents, teachers and guardians offering this simple phrase to children "follow your dreams". However, when that child grows up, we admonish those who follow their dreams and ask them to stick to a predetermined career path.
I hated my first meeting … Continue Reading ››
A year ago, I had the pleasure of working on a remote island in East Indonesia. Nestled in the East Nusa Tenggara province of the Lesser Sunda Islands, Rote is a white sand day-dream. After a few days travel, the island is like an oasis from the hustle and bustle from more touristy areas in … Continue Reading ››
I have a few personal heroes. They come in many shapes and forms, from close friends living their dream to women breaking the mold in the surf industry to everyday heroes like Liz Clark. A California native who set sail to explore the West coast of the Americas and Polynesia, she educates, lives, and radiates … Continue Reading ››
As I am nearing my return back to another hectic work-until-you-drop season on Cape Cod, I can't help but think about all the other types of seasonal jobs I've held in the past and the joys those locations have given me. So, as I procrastinate bigger and more pressing projects, I've put together a little … Continue Reading ››
It's been over two years since I started this strange little website. Some days, I feel like I really have the hang of it. I'm in the groove, writing a lot, finding the right balance of words and photographs to ease a story along. Filling in the right SEO, backing up my server, editing photos … Continue Reading ››
Disclaimer: I swear, a lot, in this post, and on this blog, and in life. If you don't like crude language, or crass humor, or the over-usage of commas, you should probably just click the back button on your browser. Thanks.
I've had a rough time sitting down and writing these days. … Continue Reading ››
A few months ago I witnessed my friend's toddler seeing the moon rising behind the palm trees for the first time. The look of awe on his face blew me away. His eyes followed the moon from the horizon, he made a circle with his hands and lined it up with the moon. Keeping the … Continue Reading ››
Why is it that everyone loves a good quote? Is it that we sometimes feel something that we can't quite put the words to? Or is it that we don't feel like our own words are enough? Someone with more eloquence, prose, ability has probably said it. They've concocted an entire situation, era, internal pulse … Continue Reading ››
Sometimes things happen in life that inspire me to write. Sometimes I write because I feel like I need
to tell people about a topic. Sometimes I write because well, I bought a damn domain name, and hosting service, and have put so much work into this website that I feel obligated to.
But Obligations aren't necessarily … Continue Reading ››