waves, culture, aphorisms

Category: culture

no conditions, a little Baudelaire instead

Maui is conditionless now; hence, I’m lacking content. So here’s “Get Drunk” a petit prose poem from Baudelaire’s Paris Spleen:    

color of the year

  Pantone, the world’s leading expert on color, finally released the color of the year for 2012, Tangerine Tango: “Tangerine Tango, a spirited reddish orange, continues to provide the energy boost we need to recharge and move forward.” I know most of you were eagerly awaiting the announcement from Pantone, which occurred some time past, […]

a windsurfing lull

  The lack of conditions continue here on Maui (proving that it is not always windy mast-high at Hookipa). But the flat water did not stop Brendan and I from making the long climbing drive up Haleakala’s more than 10,000 feet to the mountain’s summit. One of the steepest inclines in the world (from 0 […]

22 years at Hookipa

Today marks roughly 22 years of my going to Hookipa. Yet amazingly, this is the first year where I can just focus solely on windsurfing. For the last 4 years, I’ve been away at Princeton studying. And before that, I was always busied with high school. For the first time ever, I’ll be able to […]

Why Octopuses Matter to Philosophy by Peter Godfrey-Smith

Why Octopuses Matter to Philosophy by Peter Godfrey-Smith For the “Academic Minute,” National Public Radio, 2010. Why do octopuses matter to philosophy? They matter to the part of philosophy concerned with the mind. To see why, we step back and think about the evolutionary connections between all living things. Biologists think of these relationships in […]

Obey the Rules! OR DON’T!

A new section called “The Elements” is on its way, full of windsurfing postulates and theorems.

winning the cactus cup: part 1/3

I prefer the red-eye all-night flights on united when I fly from Maui to the mainland because I normally can sleep quite easily, making the trip seem instant (and with my frequent flier status, I always get upgraded so its not too cramped). However, dream full flight was NOT the reality on from OGG Maui […]

Foto Friday

I’m going to start this as a regular feature every Friday where I’ll post a selection of photos I’ve found online or elsewhere that are somehow visually charismatic. Enjoy: follow my twitter

his master– the sea

The Aran Islands lie off Western Ireland. All three are small… wastes of rock… without trees… without soil… In winter storms they are almost smothered by the sea… which, because of the peculiar shelving of the coastline, piles up into one of the most gigantic seas in the world. In this desperate environment the Man […]

must we not pay a debt to pleasure too?

Windsurfing is the perfect enjoyment– it is the precise alchemical blend of pain and pleasure. Ah the pain! Do you remember learning to waterstart? Do you remember the agony of floating downwind, foot propped on the board, and neck craned up willfully wishing for the body to rise up out of the water pulled by […]