Reconnect with Nature 2017 Wall Calendar

Reconnect with Nature 2017 Wall CalendarLast year’s Ocean Lovers wall calendar was a great success and a lot of fun.  Having the calendars in my hands and seeing it on the wall every day has been amazing.   Folks have asked me to do another for 2017, here is the link to back the Kickstarter campaign: Reconnecting with Nature 2017 Wall Calendar.

Visiting people who have it on their wall and hearing the feedback and appreciation has been awesome.  Also discovering the Little Free Library organization and giving and delivering calendars to the book “houses” around the San Francisco Bay Area was a great joy.

For 2017 I am expanding the concept beyond the sea to include all of nature.  A beautiful nature photo for every month of the year.  The words of inspiration and encouragement that appear on various days throughout the month will continue the tradition of guiding us to reconnect with nature…

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Voting Everyday in a Way that Makes a Difference

voting for loveI checked Facebook the morning after the election and it was post after post of voting woes. Then I looked away from my phone and saw my 19 month old son playing happy as can be without a care in the world. He doesn’t care who won the election, he probably doesn’t know there was an election, nor what an election is…

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Magical Fall Day – Dolphins, Great White Shark, and Fun Waves

ob-fall-magic-dolphinsThe most unique surf session I have had yet.  Fall always brings gifts, treats, and magical days.  After six months of spring and summer onshore winds Ocean Beach smooths over for a beautiful day of fun waves, a pod of dolphins, and a Great White Shark jumping straight up clean out of the water.  Maybe most incredible is that the Surfline camera captured the amazing shark jump.  I always look forward to fall and appreciate the arrival, and now I suspect this day will stand out in my memories for a long time.

Below is the entire video with narration from this magical fall day.  
Length – 02:57
I hope you enjoy…

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What kind of world is my shopping creating?

Shopping until you drop - Hong KongI was shopping for a new propane hose for a camp stove.  A big box hardware store was selling it for $25, and at the small local hardware store it was $40.  

Both stores were about the same distance out of our way, my first thought was what a ripoff, why pay more for the exact same product?  And then I wondered if I really wanted to go to the huge warehouse megastore and feel unknown in some cold uncaring system?  In my feeling torn over where to shop the question that came to me is what is that extra $15 supporting?  Or what does our world look like when our custom(er) is to support local mom and pop shops or huge international chain megastores…

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Turn off the “News” and Turn on YOUR truth YOUR Power

News - This is what is new for meI challenge you to stop watching the news, listening to news radio, or reading news magazines and websites, and NOT feel better.  I certainly felt much calmer, relaxed, peaceful, and at ease without that constant stream of negativity conditioning us to believe that this is the dominant way of our world. The proof for me is asking this question: how many people do I know personally that commit violent acts or are violated on a daily basis? I don’t know any people who commit acts of terror, murder, rape, robbery, or battery, and yet if I watch the news I’m told these people are everywhere all around me. And even if our world is this violent how does sitting on the couch watching endless stories about it help…

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