Monday, November 25, 2013
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Look at the no no second to the left on the bottom row.
Thank god I live in waimanalo away from that madness.
A view of my morning commute via dabus.
Sunday, October 6, 2013
Jonny and I got a sweet cruise today in an awesome Hawaiian style outrigger sailboat care of neighbor Chad.
I've got some solid experience on the water but I've never been in a craft quite like this. There is no keel, the rudder is an oversized paddle requiring the helmsman's full attention and strength and the "deck" is cloth rigged up to the frame.
We sailed north from Waimanalo to Lanikai passing the homes of Paul Mitchell, Susan Sarandon and the beach pad of ex president Reagan.
More importantly I got to check some outer reef surf breaks up close and personal with a lifetime local tour guide. All in all a perfect day.
We all have a life to live and the freedom to do what we want with it but how many of us truly live it? There are more people sitting around dreaming about things than there are people chasing their dreams for sure.
Yes it's a bummer to go after something just to get let down in the end but if you can catch one moment in the sunshine and realize your fantasies the world is truly yours, I assure you.
Today I beg you to live outside the box of your world. Go after what you want most and don't take no for an answer.
Friday, October 4, 2013
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Just before leaving the mainland my mom gave me a just because card. After sitting on it for a week I've finally read it and damn it made me feel good! (thanks Ma!)
If you read me or know me even just a little bit you know that I'm a modest and humble person by nature; it's just a part of my fabulous character. Today I'm gonna let me feel good about me. Not just the outside of my charmed life but my inside self, the guy who lives it.
I am an amazing guy! I speak the better part of three languages as well as bits and pieces of a couple others (even my pidgin is good!). I can sail a boat, fly a small plane and ride a motorcycle like its on rails (sorry Claire!). I have traveled almost every nook of everywhere I've ever wanted to save a few remote locales (Madagascar?). Years ago I chose a profession that fits me so well that I'm still excited to go to work everyday and my employers are always excited to see me (wont be back next year Jamey). I feel like I have a nice balance going between the whole lover/fighter thing (couple broken knuckles, couple broken hearts). And most importantly I am kind, generous and have a heart of solid gold (do they make them in platinum?).
For all these wonderful gifts I can only thank God and the truly incredible people who helped me through the struggles of my younger years (aren't I still young?!).
Oh yeah, I'm also a great photographer and writer (you read me!).