Walking down the beach in Guiones you can still find sand dollars at the waterline.Â These little critters are beautiful and fascinating but because they are typically pretty motionless, some tourists pick them up thinking of them like “seashells” and leave on the beach to dry out and inadvertently kill them. Here’s a short clip […]
There are only a handful of non-fiction surf books that Iâ€™m excited about and Surf Survival, the Surferâ€™s Health Handbook by Andrew Nathanson, Clayton Everline and Mark Renneker is one of them.Â The canon of essential surf books has long been missing a comprehensive resource to cover the myriad of potential threats surfers deal with […]
Lloyd Godson won Australian Geographic’s “Live Your Dream” prize and launched the BioSUB project with the money. The sub is powered by surface level solar panels. He generates his air by pedaling a bicycle — think about that in your spin class — while plants gobble up the CO2 he and the photographer make. Lloyd, […]
This guy is known as the Tico Tarzan. He rescued his buddy Poncho who was dying from a gunshot wound. Follow the link here — courtesy of www.ticotimes.net/
I can’t think of a better use!
A recycled El Camino garden:
There are other pics (including overheads, I think) on the site. The corn has long been harvested and now the project is all about finding green solutions for the land.
So, when I got to LA this time I rang up my friend, artist Lauren Bon and said “Let’s catch up! What are you up to?” Lauren sent me a link to Not a Cornfield. Lauren has embarked on a project that is part earth sculpture, part experiment and part urban healing. 32 acres of […]
I was out here in LA for meetings this Oscar week and got an offer to borrow a board. Then it rained, and I was shocked to learn that the pollution is so bad that you’re not supposed to surf for three days afterwards. I knew you weren’t supposed to surf the next day, but […]
Green-based service companies are proliferating and some seem incredibly promising. GreenDimes is one of them. Guess how many trees have the honor of being chopped down every year for junk mail? Did you say 100 million? Then you’re right. Now you want to find out about how to get off those lists, now right? But, […]
Okay, so I am learning to cross step and its taking me a little while. I understand the part about taking the bottom turn, coming up high and stalling to bury the tail of the board, but this whole ninja walk thing on the board feels… er, new. Though she is still learning, Susan is […]
Valentine’s Day is ripe (too ripe?) for poetry, and this Robert Browning poem is as sexy as they get, and totally worth the eye rolling one may get for pulling out verse on the day of St. Valentine. By the way, those two silver hearts in the picture were made for me and Susan and […]
I had been curious about sand surfing, so this last Fall, on our way to the Maldives, we stopped in Dubai and drove out to the desert to try it. I can tell you that the scary thing wasn’t sand surfing but rather driving up to the highest dunes to get decent pitch for your […]