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The Joy of Being a Surfer — One Morning on the Big Island

The Joy of Being a Surfer — One Morning on the Big Island

Nothing compares to riding a wave. One of the greatest joys in my life has been surfing. It’s the most difficult and rewarding thing I ever learned to do. I learned to surf late in life at the age of 25. Because I was living in San Francisco, I taught myself to surf...

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Fart Blossom! School Bus Rides of Arctic Dread

Fart Blossom! School Bus Rides of Arctic Dread

The end of the quarter-mile driveway from our farmhouse in the winter was the most desolate place on earth, and I stood there every weekday waiting for the school bus. A little boy in my blue snowmobile suit listening to the wind blow hard against the telephone wires....

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We Thrived in Ruins and Looked for Mermaids on the Aegean Sea

We Thrived in Ruins and Looked for Mermaids on the Aegean Sea

When I was 23, I spent two months traveling throughout Turkey. I was called Indiana Jones during a party of belly dancers on the Black Sea and nearly died of food poisoning on the Syrian border. I was shown secret underground caves in Cappadocia for a bottle of raki...

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The Day I Killed 69 Chickens in Alaska

The Day I Killed 69 Chickens in Alaska

The day I killed and skinned 69 chickens in a ship's graveyard on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula is why I stopped eating birds when I was 18. It was late May and my friend Jeff and I flew from Seattle to Anchorage to “go fishin’”. Jeff was a very smart, 19-year-old poet and...

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Your destination is just the start of another journey.

Your destination is just the start of another journey.

I believe it's very important to find time to reflect on the past and begin to see possibilities for the future. I reached a lot of destinations and embarked on a lot of new journeys since this photo was taken. Each end always meant an overlapping beginning to...

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