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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!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


    He says as he combs the tangles out of his beard!  Santa Cruz.  The Pacific Ocean and my finger in her
after a long, hard ride on a bicycle with 21 speeds?  How could this be hard?  Horseback is hard!  And
painful.  21 speeds!  A good horse has four!  I'll let you know if I get back about speed #16.
    My bicycle is so much faster than my canoe.  My bike has a habit of getting in cars way!  Scares me.  My canoe never gets in boats way because it is a water thing.  Boats are filled with original people that aren't driving cars. 
Boats can drift or sail without an engine.  Sometimes without rowing the WATER underneath you carries you where It is going.  Bicyles can coast ( a water word) which allows me to do the same thing!  Coasting is cool?  
     Exploration should always be done with trepidation.  Not panic but a kindly awareness that in a moment
of inattentiveness things have a dreadful way of going horribly south!  I am three days and two nights away from  friends. You do the math and critique me.  I'm not sure I could get there from here in my canoe but I do prefer boat travel!  The last time I rode my bike (not my motorcycle) to Santa Cruz, a 240 Z turned the front wheel of my bike into a potato chip as I sailed through the air at a five-way intersection in Sausalito!  I took a fairy(heh) for two bucks to the embarcadero and BART to Daly City and then rode over Skyline to spend the night is Pacifica.
    I'm not sure which route I'm going to take this time.  I do know the Tempture at this time of year is more conducive towards a good ride than it was the last time I did this.  110 degrees riding a bike uphill was no fun at all.  This is why I'm a sailor. When it gets hot you go overboard!   When it gets hot riding your bike you go downhill!  Unless there isn't one.  A boat is always on the water.  A bike isn't.  Have you noticed that?  Ha!
     The bummer is I have to return!!!   AARRGBEGARRRR!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Boogers In My EYES

       Maka pia pia doesn't mean much if one doesn't speak Hawaiian.   That is why God created
pidgeons.  What does, " Howzit Bra mean"?  How you stay?  You stay good?  You come stay go?
And your answer, " I stay wenting"!
       Language is like religion!  No matter where you go, there you are.  I come stay go is actually
profound.  It combines time, space, religion, distance, physical place, identity, past, present and future and a relationship !
All this in a very simple expression or explosion out of one's mouth.  This expression is usually accompanied by
a hand gesture where the first and fifth didgital phalange are displayed with an arm shake so that even a deaf mute could receive a '"Howzit Bra"!
      Christians brought their God to Hawaii.  When they topped their wife in the missionary position after leaving  the East Coast and sailing around " The Horn" with a piano aboard, they spread a disease to a people that did not need what they so kindly crammed down people's throats.  Their very own
children ( some, not all ) left the faith.  The missionaries weren't visionaries and wore far to much clothing.
They clothed their mind.  Why do you think their children stold one third of all Hawaii?  Was it just because they were there?  No, it is because the Alii  decided whatever they decided when they decided to decide. Usually after speaking with a Kahuna.   This is all written. People are people, man.  There is no people greater than another people.  Ask an American Indian! Chiefs, medicine men, doctors, lawyers?  What? A particular tribe
of people will tell you to your face that their tribe is ," The People" !
    Aren't you happy that you know this?  You should see my passport.  I get to go to places where they all tell me what I should think.  They are right!  Right now, because some of these people in certain places I have been eat people.  They don't just kill you, they eat long white pig!  Heh!
     I haven't eaten a Christian yet but it is only because I haven't met one!  That's not entirely true.  I have met one but she is my sister and I have her on the back burner! 
    All kidding aside.  I didn't know where this conversation was going because it is driving itself.  Here is what it says though. When you greet a human, mean it.  No cliches or meaningless diatribe.  People want you to look directly into their eyes and that is your way of each saying to each other I see you, I recognize you, I may not agree with you but I am listening and I hope I did not spread an infectious disease to your village that will wipe out one third of your entire population.  I tried that in an elevator in Manhatten NY on the 36th floor of the Hilton on Fifth Ave. back in "81",,,  It didn't work but it could have!
    No- really, no joke!  I really did spread a disease wherever I have visited.  It is called, " Robbiism"!
Symtoms---A strong desire to tell the truth ( even to yourself)  Unexplained laughter( after telling the truth to yourself).  Lose of friends.( amigos).  Money loses importance. ( piquito denaro)( kala in Hawaii)(British Sterling-pound)...vision is restored. ( it's a miricle).  Forgetfulness about yesterday's tomarrows!  ( in the is)!
    Adverse reactions:  Score keeping.  Twelve minus two equals two!  If you are one of the ten then there
is no ink in my pen......That is a ten four and a sheel of steel (written in stone) ( parenthesis enclosed by)
Howzit Bra? 

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Sir Something

       I forgot what I have been trying to remember!  Relax is one of the few words that I can
use an X on when I am playing scrabble.  It was hard to play at sea until I purchased a letter boxed ( another X)
lazy susan and placed it on a gimboled table.  Words have new meaning when they are allowed to
exist ( another X word) in the main saloon when all about is moving with  mind and body man does not experience anything comparable to it
(another X word) on land anywhere but at a fair.  Not an affair but a fair with rides like a roller coaster. An
affair is a ride but by definition it had better be a good one because it is usually very expensive!  (another X word).  Sex is another X.  Reflex is also.
     Now I remember what I forgot!

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