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Sacramento, California, United States
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!

Friday, January 29, 2010

What's In A Name?

      Joseph Israel Jacobson ( Fearsy ) took a liking to me.  Not an un-natural liking but more of a, brother in arms, afinity, a kindred spirit, united for and against a common foe!  His real name alone requires attention!  Any man familiar with, even a distant understanding of a book most holy,  comes to a revelation, a thought process, about a man whose parents named said son, so apropriately?  I think not!                                         Jewish Fearsy confided in me as all sailors throughout time share very personal private thoughts; in either quiet watches, seas gone to hell or a foriegn custom that one's self and one's mates must pass!   He, who had kicked me one time, became, at first, my savior, from the darkness of a life and dreams lost!  My family in Ohio, my hopes of wealth with gold found in California, waking up on " The Reefer" bound for China!  WITH PEOPLE'S LAUNDRY!  From San Franscisco!  Woe is me!                              So we look at Fearsy's first name, Joseph.  Since most Jews are still waiting for Messiah to give them back a physical, national Israel, Jews are unfamiliar with both the new and old testement.  It's a long story.  Joseph is a man with brothers.  His father is Jacob.  All jews have memorized this story.  I ask for what reason?  Is it to repair what was rent?  To shore up against a simple word?  Joseph was incarcerated.  Not by God and not by him!  But by Man.....  who set him free?                                                                            Fearsy's second name from his parents is Israel!                Think just for a minute.   What is Israel?  Well. I may answer this for a simple reason.  Sailing 1,000's of miles before and after the mast has led me to simple conclusions.  The Bible is a living word.  It matters not that the storms we were under, hail bombing our vessele, when all men cried out for mercy from forces beyond their understanding, waves larger than imagination and their imagination, just that!  Israel is the name Jacob was given.  He didn't earn it, did he? 
                     Fearsy-my friend.  Where are you?  I left our dead captain from the mosquito, that purchased my life.  You saved mine and I am going home to see my wife and children, who are children no more, but young adults who, still have a father, even if mother/wife thought I was dead for having had contact even with no letters written, has still a small hope that patience throughout these five years might bring back her true love/husband alive to justice.   Oh Jacob's son , Fearsy! 

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