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Fun with Fire

27 Dec
December 27, 2016

Fun with Fire

Kelly Slater’s Wave Company: Told Ya’ So!

20 Dec
December 20, 2015

No doubt, by now, you’ve seen this video. It’s “making waves” of epic proportions around the surf world- Kelly Slater’s Wave Company technology at work. It’s revolutionary and poised to change surfing, just as the champ himself, always has. The unveiling of this wave caused me to reflect on a piece that I wrote 5 years ago this month, about this very moment in time. I’m not one to pat myself on the back too much, but it’s worth taking a moment to read, because everything that’s being said now, I predicted we’d be hearing back then. Check it out… I told ya’ so!: http://www.timhamby.com/kelly-slater-wave-company-the-next-ultimate-w/

Camachee Cove, St. Augustine, FL

01 Dec
December 1, 2015

Boats at Camachee Cove Yacht Club , St. Augustine

Picture Perfect

01 Dec
December 1, 2015

beautiful tree on South Carolina farm in fall

Broke Down

01 Dec
December 1, 2015

broken trailer in a corn field

Imagine

08 Oct
October 8, 2015

Can you imagine what this might have been like? This guy didn’t have to. Pretty magical moment.

This Land

29 Sep
September 29, 2015

The Lexus Hoverboard: It’s here

05 Aug
August 5, 2015

Unbelievable… Technology never ceases to amaze me. And this technology is a decade old. From WIRED:

“AFTER A MONTH of teasers and speculation, Lexus has finally shown off its real, live, working hoverboard. It may not beBack to the Future, but it’s still a mighty satisfying ride.

As it turns out, the future is hard; professional skateboarder Ross McGouran has plenty of spills on the way to mastering even basic moves. That’s perhaps not surprising, given that riding the Lexus hoverboard is basically like straddling a maglev train. As we explained in June, the Lexus hoverboard relies on superconductors and magnets, which work against gravity to lift board and rider above the ground. That cool-looking steam coming off of the sides isn’t decorative; it’s liquid nitrogen, cooling the superconductors to -321 degrees Fahrenheit, the temperature at which they become superconducting.

The steam’s not the only thing that may not be quite what it appears. The biggest disappointment for hoverboard enthusiasts is that course on which McGouran hover-shreds is actually has metal underneath it; on the surfaces that comprise the vast majority of our infrastructure, the hoverboard would simply be a heavy, immobile board. In fact, aside from its healthy dose of style, the Lexus hoverboard isn’t much different from a dozen lab demonstrations that have taken place over the last few decades.

A highly constrained, not quite original hoverboard is still a hoverboard, though. And this one even comes with a bonus; Lexus put together a mini-doc about the process that gives a refreshingly clear-eyed look at the physics behind the fun.”

Let’s hope jetpacks are next.”

What if Money Was No Object?

01 Aug
August 1, 2015

 

Profound vocational guidance from the late Alan Watts. This is a lesson that all parents need to pass along to their children. What do you desire from your life?

Text:

What do you desire? What makes you itch? What sort of a situation would you like?

Let’s suppose, I do this often in vocational guidance of students, they come to me and say, well, “we’re getting out of college and we have the faintest idea what we want to do.” So I always ask the question, “what would you like to do if money were no object? How would you really enjoy spending your life?”

Well, it’s so amazing as a result of our kind of educational system, crowds of students say well, we’d like to be painters, we’d like to be poets, we’d like to be writers, but as everybody knows you can’t earn any money that way. Or another person says well, I’d like to live an out-of-doors life and ride horses. I said you want to teach in a riding school? Let’s go through with it. What do you want to do?

When we finally got down to something, which the individual says he really wants to do, I will say to him, you do that and forget the money, because, if you say that getting the money is the most important thing, you will spend your life completely wasting your time. You’ll be doing things you don’t like doing in order to go on living, that is to go on doing things you don’t like doing, which is stupid. Better to have a short life that is full of what you like doing than a long life spent in a miserable way.

And after all, if you do really like what you’re doing, it doesn’t matter what it is, you can eventually turn it – you could eventually become a master of it. It’s the only way to become a master of something, to be really with it. And then you’ll be able to get a good fee for whatever it is. So don’t worry too much.

That’s everybody is – somebody is interested in everything, anything you can be interested in, you will find others will. But it’s absolutely stupid to spend your time doing things you don’t like, in order to go on spending things you don’t like, doing things you don’t like and to teach our children to follow in the same track.

See what we are doing, is we’re bringing up children and educating to live the same sort of lives we are living. In order that they may justify themselves and find satisfaction in life by bringing up their children to bring up their children to do the same thing, so it’s all retch, and no vomit it never gets there.

And so, therefore, it’s so important to consider this question:

What do I desire?

Just Add Soap & Water

19 Jul
July 19, 2015

No waves, no pool, no problem! A little soap, water and a plastic tarp are all you need to cure summer boredom! This is resort-style living at its finest- Kaelyn having fun in the yard.

Heaven Under Our Feet and Over Our Heads

19 Jul
July 19, 2015
Guana River State Park

Perhaps one of the most stunning viewpoints of Guana River State Park

Green Peace and Quiet

19 Jul
July 19, 2015
natural bamboo tunnel

Serenity now. How’s this for a driveway?

Kula Eco Park, Fiji

12 Jul
July 12, 2015
suspension bridge at Kula Eco Park, Fiji

A beautiful suspension bridge at Kula Eco Park on Viti Levu in Fiji

Cold shower

12 Jul
July 12, 2015
Under a waterfall

You go by a waterfall, you gotta get in…

Sometimes, you just need a break…

12 Jul
July 12, 2015

A really inspiring story…

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/07/08/homeless-and-luckless-a-piano-man-wows-the-internet-and-gets-a-new-start/

Fijian Weather Station

11 Jul
July 11, 2015
Using a rock and a string to tell the weather

How they do it

Blue Skies & Rainbows in Viti Levu

11 Jul
July 11, 2015
Waidroka Bay Resort in Viti Levu

Waidroka Bay Resort in Viti Levu, Fiji Showing Off

Waidroka Bay Surf & Dive Resort

11 Jul
July 11, 2015
Waidroka Bay Resort

Waidroka Bay Resort

FIJI

11 Jul
July 11, 2015

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Anticipation

11 Jul
July 11, 2015
Kendall, gazing out the hotel window at the hazy LA skyline, prior to leaving for Fiji.

Kendall, gazing out the hotel window at the hazy LA skyline, prior to leaving for Fiji.

#Winning

11 Apr
April 11, 2015
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Good for (1) free dinner!

 

Little Fluffy Clouds

18 Mar
March 18, 2015

Intracoastal Waterway

Goin’ Nowhere Fast…

14 Mar
March 14, 2015
A kayaker and an SUPer on the Guana River in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

How we roll in the 904. Gretchen, Kendall and Kaelyn taking in the beauty of the Guana River on a lazy Saturday.

Perched

14 Feb
February 14, 2015

Another beautiful sunset on the water in St. Augustine, Florida

“There as the wind breathed in, holdin’ my spirit still…”

I wonder if the birds enjoy the sunsets each evening?

I’m thinking so. 

Friends in High Places

01 Feb
February 1, 2015

You know, I’ve lived long enough and experienced enough to understand that things are never as good or bad as they seem. Life, for the most part, is what you choose to make of it and there are tradeoffs for almost everything. What you see on the surface doesn’t always accurately reflect exactly what’s underneath.

If you’re a surfer and an adventurer like me, then you’re going to want —you’re going to need— to keep this top-of-mind when you watch this beautiful film from Cyrus Sutton. It leaves me with many questions, but I’m not going to bother asking them. Nope, I’m just going to enjoy it for what it is. Hope you do the same.

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