The coast probably hasn’t looked like this in hundreds of years. No one walking, no one sitting, no one swimming, no one surfing. And it’s not a Christmas-morning ‘no one,’ when there’s ‘no one’ but me at the store picking up last-minute bacon. This ‘no one’ is desolate. Beautiful waves pass through unridden and, having […]
I’m often reminded of a story in Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist, where a boy seeks advice on happiness from a wise man, who lives in a magnificent castle. The wise man gives a spoon with two drops of oil to the boy, and tells him to walk through the castle without spilling any. The boy […]
I was kind of grumpy when I first heard about the surfer getting arrested in Malibu. We’re all doing our part, right? Sheltering-in-place, wearing whatever paper-towel-elastic face contraptions they’re handing out at supermarket entrances, and doing inventory on non-essential cloth items in the laundry room, just in case the toilet paper really does run out. […]
“This is nice,” said Earth. “What?! This isn’t f’ing nice,” said Person, “I can’t drive to work, my kids can’t go to school, our savings are almost gone, and I can’t breathe.” “I can, finally,” said Earth.
Aaron Elster was 9 years old when a reluctant neighbor hid him in her attic and started slipping him food and water once a day. When asked what he remembered about that 2 year isolation during the Holocaust, he said, ”Oh, there’s so many things that I remember, the hunger, the fear, the absolute, total […]
My drummer walked me out to his VW Beetle a few minutes after I’d tucked my guitar away for the night. He’d come to see me play a solo show in West Hollywood, and the handful of people who’d actually paid to get in had long since filed out of the club. He said he […]