green room, green fin

green room, green fin

In late January, forces combined to create perfection at Bolsa Chica, HB:  firm, offshore winds; a clean, consistent swell; late afternoon sun, which glowed through hollow waves.  Where my husband Terry, my photographer-surfer friend Pam, and I were checking the conditions, three guys were surfing.  They were good.  They made it look easy, dropping into
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surfmobile

surfmobile

When I started surfing, I lived in New York.  Like most New Yorkers, I didn’t own a car.  Every Saturday and Sunday morning, I’d take the subway with my board and gear to Penn Station and catch a local train out to Long Beach, Long Island.  Now, although I live in southern California and own
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medusa, mermaids

medusa, mermaids

The reliefs and sculptures of these souls, their grace and mystery caught my eye.  Thinking more about what linked these characters to each other, I learned that they share deep historical and cultural roots. In many ways, Medusa and mermaids are kindred spirits.  Both are mythical, hybrid creatures.  Being part human, they feel and think
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a few southern angels

a few southern angels

Angels have a tough job.  They are messengers and representatives of love, life, death, and deliverance.  They aren’t a light-hearted bunch, except for angels on Christmas knick knacks and those baby angels in classical paintings and sculptures — putti.  During a road trip, my husband and I saw many angels.  Don’t worry.  We weren’t going
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