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Thankgiving Instalove

05 Dec
December 5, 2015

A little Instagram love from the boys at The Inertia! They used an excerpt from an old article I wrote for their 2015 Thanksgiving Day wishes. I wrote this piece for them back when they were just getting started, before their site was getting hundreds of thousands of visitors every month–  far more (incredibly) than even Surfer or Surfing’s online properties! I’ve always been so impressed with what Zach Weisberg, Alex Haro and their Team have accomplished. And they’re great humans, to boot. I’ve really enjoyed writing for them, and watching their business grow. I just love seeing people step out to pursue their dreams with passion, courage and determination- making it happen! That’s exactly what these guys did. I’ve been working on my own side project lately, but look forward to getting back to publishing on The Inertia again, very soon! Thanks for the shout, fellas!

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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.

Fantasysurfer Update

07 Sep
September 7, 2015

Fantasysurfer game

 

Well, hey… I’m lagging on the men’s side this season, which is unusual for me. But I’m killing it on the women’s side. 95th place out of 19,785 players- not bad at all!

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?

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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?

High Tide

12 Jul
July 12, 2015

A little time lapse video of the boat fleet behind Waidroka Bay Surf & Dive Resort on Viti Levu, Fiji

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

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.

Easter Egg Hunt, Florida Style

11 Apr
April 11, 2015
Florida coastal marshlands

Needless to say, we left a few eggs behind…

RISEN

11 Apr
April 11, 2015
SUnri

Sunrise Service, Easter Sunday in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

#Winning

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

 

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.

Why, hello Daylight Savings Time… Missed you this winter.

14 Mar
March 14, 2015

Daybreak

Structure

14 Feb
February 14, 2015

Underneath a pier

UBER

14 Feb
February 14, 2015
A small bird catches a ride on the back of an easy-going Pelican

It’s the era of the sharing economy. And everyone’s getting on board.

So, I’m not sure what was happening here. This pelican was fishing behind Aunt Kate’s down in St. Augustine, minding his own business and this other little guy just flew in and sat right down on his back. Then he went for a little ride, just chilling. The pelican didn’t mind a bit. #water taxi #commuters #share-a-ride #partybus

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