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I Surf Because…

I Surf Because…

Why do you surf?  “For the freedom and for the thrill.  Just being out there, and being in nature.” “To stay grounded.  And I’ve been doing it for so long, I can’t imagine not surfing.  It’s everything to me.” “It’s how I get my meditation.” “It’s really fun, it’s good exercise, it’s really addicting, and … Continue reading

Kid Wisdom

Kid Wisdom

“We should abolish the word ‘childish’ as it is associated with irresponsibility and irrational thinking…Who’s to say that certain types of irrational thinking aren’t exactly what the world needs?  Maybe you have had grand plans before, but stopped yourself thinking, “Uh, that’s impossible.”  Or, “That costs too much.”  Or, “That won’t benefit me.”  For better … Continue reading

60 Years of Wisdom: A Birthday Interview With My Dad.

60 Years of Wisdom: A Birthday Interview With My Dad.

1952 was the year Elizabeth II became the Queen of England. The country was in the throes of the Korean War, and the average American worker was earning $3,400 per year. One of my all-time favorite movies, Alfred Hitchcock’s “Vertigo,” hit theaters. In 1952, Joseph McCarthy launched his “Red Scare” campaign, and Mr. Potato Head hit toy store shelves. Roll-on deodorant was invented and Dwight D. Eisenhower was running for president. It was also the year that my Dad was born.

Natalie: I like that. Alright. So sixty years is a lot of time. What are the most important lessons you have to impart to the younger generations?

Dad: I would say if you have good, basic core values of: being good to other people, working hard, being confident in yourself, those are the things that are going to make a difference over time…

Natalie: What do you mean by soul?

Dad: Well, I think there’s something unique about us that… I’m not sure if that thing that is spiritual inside us continues after death. But I think while we’re here, I think that there’s something about us, inside of us, that’s greater than the sum of our parts: Greater than our intellect, greater than our thoughts, greater than our living body. I think there is something about us that is like a soul. That is unique and greater than the sum of our parts.
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