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Ralph Pic Of The Week
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1st , 2008
needed to get back in the saddle and start earning again. Having the freedom
to surf, and take photos of the surf, is a luxury. It does not however,
pay my bills. Or rather, all of my bills. I need to supplement my income.
I wear many hats here in my studio. I do it all. But unfortunately, one
of those hats is, the 16yr old brain that still inhabits my body. The
one where I throw caution to the wind and drop everything to go surf.
The fact that I still do this at my age, should be a warning to all of
Be careful. Surfing can mess you up.
So I was glad the surf finally gave up. While I know there will be more coming, for the time being, I'm playing catch up. In fact, I know alot of you are in the same boat. Take advantage of this down time. Ain't no telling what kind of summer we might have.
could be along the lines of our last Winter and Spring...or worse...it
could be better. Man did I just write that? What the hell's wrong with
me? See????" I've been damaged by the continuous swells, and now
I'm writing nonsense.
kidding aside. I keep hearing rumblings about the upcoming Hurricane season.
Some say it's going to be bad (good for us) and others say it's going
to be good (bad for us). And of course it's all based on the proverbial
Global Warming. What is it with the two big world issues? The Global
Warming and the Global War on Terrorism. Two big pains in the
butt. On the former, we can almost control it, but the latter, is beyond
our immediate means of controlling. All them little Terrorist babies are
going to grow up hating us, and the rest of the civilized world. All we
can do, is try and stop them from coming back here again.
yer fingers crossed.
my second confession is...I have not actually watched a Celtics
game until the last few. And having said that, I have to admit, I was
clearly entertained, and even a bit apprehensive during the last two games.
My friends, I had forgotten what exciting NBA basketball was all
about. Now keep in mind, I am from the Days of Bird, Parrish, DJ, McHale,
Ainge and the rest. I saw the best of Boston Celtics B-ball...and
then I drifted away. Why? Who the hell knows? That was so long ago I forget,
although it must of had something to do with the fact that Celtics
suddenly became mortal.
I guess I'm a fair weather fan. And those are my two confessions. Please
forgive me friends...or at the very least, cut me a little slack.
And it was an honest mistake (albeit on their part, not mine). Once they realized the error of their way, things were good again. Not to rehash last week's column, but I think it's important to know, that the conservative figure of potential US losses that we would of sustained going into the Mainland of Japan was 1,000,000 US lives. That's ONE MILLION Americans. My father, and two of my uncles were poised and ready to go in. If my dad get's killed in that invasion?
You're not reading this. Think about it. No Ralph. No MVF.
That's simple math. Oh yea. Very simple. In fact, I'm sure that a lot of you had relatives ready to land in Japan before we dropped the Big One. And there's absolutely no question in my mind, that many of our lives would of changed had we had to fight the Japanese on their homeland.
War is Hell my friends.
No question about it. Evil lurks around every corner of this globe. We need to be ever vigil in our world. In our International surf travels and in our domestic travels. Pay attention.
One of the local surf families who just lost a WWII parent a couple of months ago recently lost their second parent. Yesterday Joan Marie Caisey the Mother of Chris & Jill Caisey passed away after a long illness. This has been especially hard on the Caiseys having just lost their dad a couple of months ago. And really, there's nothing to left to say now, except that on behalf our the ENTIRE surf community our thoughts and prayers are with you all. And we are all truly sorry for your loss. This is when your faith comes into play.
People find the Lord as a comfort when things are sad, and when they are good. Take comfort in your belief. There is strength in the power of love and closeness. Surely, there is something beyond this world. And to the Caiseys, there is some good in this, and that is, your mother is with your father again. In the Glorious Kingdom of the Lord.
Believe in the power of love.
Another close family tie with the surf community is going through something all too familiar with many of us. Mike and Sarah Cropper could use our prayers as Sarah's Mother battles an illness. Again, the power of Prayer and Love can help ease the pain and suffering. And help those who are holding these tender loving bedside vigils. Please say a prayer for Sarah's Mom and a prayer for Chris's Mom.
then don't forget to tell those close to you that you love them. Don't
wait until it's too late. Trust me, you do not want to leave any regrets
behind, when something like this happens. And don't think for a moment
it couldn't happen to you. None of us are getting out alive. We just don't
my friends...Surfing heals all wounds....
June 1975 Caley My Old Surf Dog
Nothing quite like getting a new board. Except getting a new board when
there's surf. MVF a day
Gretsky you gotta be happy...3 pics in one week! Come on brother.
Pretty colors...though it looks cold. But who cares?
Here's something I will never do...or do intentionally.
Wheeling and dealing in da Tropics!
My back hurts just looking at this. Twisting in Spring conditions.
This kid's all over the place. Local Rippa flying thru the air!
This guy looks like Casey Lockwood...but it's not. Who DA guy?
OK no way he made this...right? Casey Brown defying the odds.
Colorful trunk twist turn...this shit's wild!
Sunset at Sunset...OK so maybe it gets small on the North Shore this time
of year. But it sure is
2008 Parting Shot...Lady Bug Love
John Carden sent me this pic and was all excited about it. He found these
two Lady Bugs in his