Thanks to everyone who donated to the Surf for Life school in El Cuco. We got a ton of work done and the school is almost finished. That said, we did get a little silly down there, exhibited by some of Holly Beck’s videos.
So happy to finally see the huge San Francisco Magazine piece, Blame Us, on news stands today. My friends Justine Sharrock, Chris Smith, Bruce Kelley, Natasha Sarkisian, Nina Martin, Nan Wiener and I at worked so hard on this, talking to people inside and outside the Obama administration: from Google to Goodby Silverstein, Joe Trippi […]
I ate pig cheeks last night. We’d just arrived in the small, medieval town of Evora, renowned for its hearty cuisine and wines. As one who leans vegetarian, pig cheeks were the last thing I was craving. But sticking to my Portugal road trip policy of openness and zero expectations – and with our waiter […]
I’ve been excitedly following the work of Atlanta artist Pam Longobardi for the last few months. Pam seems to be one of those rare artists who is able to integrate social and environmental messages without compromising beauty or edge. Here’s a publicly-commissioned project she did with plastic water bottles to raise awareness about their overuse. […]
Like sea anemones Battered by the brine A heart will close and open Retract and bloom How natural to feel shut down Latched up To be afraid And how natural That all nourishment Comes with vulnerability Arms stretched wide Toward day or night
It was the most crowded surf I’ve ever been in, but this wave made it all worth it.
The best finds are the ones with the least glitter. On a quick trip back to San Jose (CR) to accompany my sister to the airport, the hotel we wanted was booked and so we made a quick switch to a random inn in the guidebook, La Casa Ridgeway, a house run by Quakers near […]
Breath is a masterfully written tale of what it means to live in extremes; and since most of us, in our own ways, do, it’s a tale about what it means to be alive. I’m ashamed to say that I only heard of Tim Winton when a blogger recently wrote that Saltwater Buddha: a surfer’s […]
My favorite band of all time, Nine Pound Shadow, hit the Saltwater Buddha book tour with me today. We’ll be touring through Washington, Oregon and California together and they rock!!! (In a mellow kind of a way). I wrote about the band in San Francisco Magazine a few years ago. Here are our upcoming dates: […]