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so salty pieces of coral from surfing Hawaii in the 60's and 70's getting reef pounded living in my body fall through my skin from time to time!

sailing to Oahu

Jimi Hendrix was playing on Oahu. I had never sailed. Surfed Mexico, California, Hawaii! Aw, how hard could it be to sail 90-110 miles from Kauai to Oahu? Piece of cake, right? Remember it was the 60's! This is so bad. We thought we were looking at Kaiena Point,Ohau, knowing we weren't going to make the concert! But at least we were in site of Oahu-wrong! Coy, who had never sailed before, me,who had never sailed before, jeff and Abbott etc. We were looking at the sleeping giant on Kauai! We had done three-sixty's in the night! We sailed on the only tri-marran I've ever sailed on ( except later ) in my life, missed the concert! It was at the Waikiki Shell Ampitheater ( Moon eclipsed . We finally made Nawilwili Harbor! The Skipper tried to give us his boat saying, " It's trying to kill me"! We watched him go stark raving mad not even realising that had we got caught in the channel current we were on our way to Japan! Remember it was the 60's and we were going to see Hendrix. I left out some of the good stuff but I will make up for it later!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Why? Captain James Cook Rules?

    Do you believe in mystery?  A man lives and dies and lives!  That is what is said and sometimes believed- about Jesus, the Christ!  Regardless of what I believe or know- you must believe in something!  I believe in un-belief as much as I have faith in my belief!.  My values  have the luxury of contemplating a mystery.  It is simple.  I can do nothing to earn or buy the thing that I want and can't afford.  But becauseI have faith- I can have what I want and also know I can't afford it but still desire to have it!  Can it be?  The answer is Yes!    It's like this.  If I owe a friend of mine money but another friend pays my debt for me, do I still have debt?  Here lies the paradox. My debt has been paid but I didn't pay it!  Do I owe the person who paid my debt for me? At the very least, do I owe the price paid that I Could Not Pay?    How could a man live for 51 years and do the things Captain Cook did?  This man gathered a scientific commnity together when a country,  thought water, and the  taking of showers was a harmful thing.  George, the Third, of England, hadn.t even decided yet that it would be better to let " the colonies go" and defeat the " Frogs ", their arch rivils! It is around this time that Benjiman Franklin expressed the future of a new country by politically stating in regards to a fellow explorer he had met, James Cook, who is flying the flag of England, this quote, " not consider her an enemy, nor suffer any plunder to made of the effects in her, nor obstruct her immediate return to England by detaining her or sending her into any other part of Europe or America but that you treat the said Captain Cook and his people with all civility and kindness, affording them, as common friends to mankind, all the assistance in your power which they may stand to be in need of."  Here is the beauty of the Mystery!  There have been key events, historically that have altered or shaped thought processes en masse throughout time.  I always love the pure quotes written by the  so called ' " Enemy " .  I'm sure I know who the enemy is.  Ignorance!  Rebellion!  In the pursuit of knowledge, real knowledge, which is a far cry from the " Art of "One-Up-Man Ship", we all in the pursuit of a transforming truth find ourselves amongst a divine family on a quest or adventure into the " Great Unkown ", and that Is The Divine Mystery, my friends!  Step to it!!!!!  James cook was torn apart in Hawaii, thought to be a minor God, Lono, a white or light skinned god!  Ben Franklin provided "his"vessel free port and yet when Ben wrote that secruity clearence, Jim was dead!  The boat returned to England the other way, South Africa, The cape of Good Hope, circumventing the up coming violence that would change the face of the world as they new it!  At that time!  So be it! 

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