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MY LIFE, BASED ON A TRUE STORY is downright paranormal. How the hell did I get here? Whatever talent I possess(ed)  is on loan from some deity, some unimaginable source and force for some exquisite portion of  time, to be passed on when I am finished.

The most extraordinary aspects of my being didn't come from me. The spark(s) of epiphanies that I occasionally get are less about being a genius  and more about having a genie---Making  Wishes. Showing Up. Being T/Here.Fear is for folks who don't get out very much. Outdoors Is In!

"When you define me, you negate me'--so  let me tell my own idiosyncratic story. My autobiography gives dignity and meaning to me and the YOUniverse.
Life's Change Agent
When  I started  blogging about  my  own experiences at sea, and the blessings and  gifts of this unique life style, I  started to answer the question-What is the meaning of life? I Got One! Find What You Love And Let It Kill You. And you will be born again, in  a planet of  'new' inexperience(s). I'm not a renaissance man. I'm a Renaissance, man!

Don’t ask me to swallow the ocean.  I didn't do anything on my own--Serendipity and meaningful coincidences used to warp and distort my digital narcissism  into believing I had  everything to do with whatever was going on in my life, Yet one of the most  painful reconciliations  I had to  make after that sort of thinking is when reversals take place and  “the future just ain’t what it used to be”.  More than that, you can never plan the future by the past.

It’s hard to get back to back championships."The Sky's The Limit" vibe  is, paradoxically, problematic, in that it causes us to believe we can (and should) perpetually be succeeding more than we actually are, even if that hope is flatly unrealistic. Still it is in the AmeriCAN cultural DNA to be restless,and want to leave.

Those Who Do Not Move, Do Not Notice Their Chains

The ethos of mobility and individualism started when I become an idiot (a Greek word originally meaning non-citizen), not buying into the shared hallucination of mediocrity. You relax and lower your standards and question everything. You are no longer separate, isolated or alone. You are just like everyone else. The clock had  struck 13. What is deeply personal becomes  universal---this is the real internet and network---the collective unconsciousness.

15 lbs Lighter than last year!
Telling our own story is not something that we are  taught how to do. There  is a course called Life 101. The Earth school of hard knocks.Tuition is free, paid for with bad planning. Success is continued enthusiasm despite failure after failure; and nothing fails like excess.

Houston ,We have a Bunny!
The Earth school kills all of its students--It only ends once, everything else is just progress. Hopefully, you do things that get you out of your “jumping jack” default state of being-shopping and buying, and you go to the edges and profoundly  do your human homework.

The Invention Of The Ship Was Also The Invention Of The Shipwreck.

The word “blessing” actually comes from the French blessure, which means “wound.” So, a blessing always has that other side to it, My cruising obsession (this invisible wound) is like a private religion. It’s where the bulk of my spirit is actually invested. Yet I have been divinely compensated.The wisdom of this excess is that We die to the present tense
and are born again in future perfect the heroes of our own lives.Yet there is always the nostalgia, the homesickness for the West Coast:

From July 2011, my last visit:

 People's Republic of Santa Monica-The Left Coast

What am I on? My bike. 

All Good PPL(Your Move)
Monkeying around -
Homage to the Lord of the Rings
His Holiness the Dalai Lama of Integration-
Pulling a rabbit out of his hat again.
I biked past Chess Park, where (Pre-September 11th), my buddy Bicycle Pete PBUH who lived in his  van, frequented, along with  the Old  Radicals- John Demjanjuk look-alike- "Swiss" Pierre, the kindly Grandfather with that Nazi past, who sat all day under his rainbow umbrella giving chess "lessons" for a $1 a game;

Hired Gun for the RAND corporation Irwin, who was busy living happily ever after; Grandmaster of The Caro Cann Defense- e4 c6-Mark Rosenberg, who had no visible means of support, and was the self-proclaimed King of Chess Park, a Barney Fife public safety officer with his  trademark straw hat and bright Hawaiian shirts, who got The Urinator-one of the "houseless"  ticketed for trespassing and publicly peeing at the park on more than one occasion.

In fact Mark  value-added on the current design of Chess Park(see phto on left) ; and Persian  Architect Isaac the "Lord of The Rings". I took a victory lap for the Shah of L.A.(see above right).  

All of these guys-as shallow and pedantic we may have been ---used to pontificate about ...renaming Santa Monica Ho Chi Minh City,' and complain and kibitz about— the conservatives, the landlords, the developers, the busy  people.

 Life Guard and Pope Of Greenwich Village with his  SP50 Zinc oxide sunscreen on his recently basel cell scrapped  nose-Dave, settled on The Peoples Republic of... Yes, it had  an-all-you-can-eat Smörgåsbord of Big Sur, NY Soho  and Beverly Hills-by-the-sea, run by the Green Party  and new age ethos Woodstock Generation ( ultra-wealthy aging hippies, environmentalists and socialists) all wrapped up in one.

 There's a little more status and a lot more quo these days--and  all the Old Radicals are nowhere to be seen. 3 days ago, actor Donald Sutherland hit a bicyclist. I wonder if it was Pete?


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