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Conflict is Growth

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Robbie and I arrived in San Diego today. At 1:00 AM we exited the
downtown Amtrak station and made our way to the hostel two blocks
down. We had been traveling for 16 hours after several months of
non-stop farm work. After checking in we made love and fell blissfully
asleep. The morning gave way to the concrete enclaves of the city’s
corporate center. Robbie and I live in Hawaii and this is the first
major city we have woken up to in a while. Up before nine and
fortunate enough to witness the bagel/coffee rush of every color and
every gender. This is what the mad rush is all about. Got to get that
money. Got to keep the economic balance of the world humming. Each
person doing the best they can for themselves and their families.
People who work hard to accomplish whatever goals they may have set
for themselves. So here’s the game, here’s the game board, and here’s
the game pieces. Its fun to see, and sad to see, and easy to see and
hard to see.

Energy is everything. Energy is real.

Life is really amazing
We can really trust it
and the Moon is real

The cab arrived and took us to our sweet vacation bungalow in Ocean
Beach. I lived in San Diego for almost four years. My daughter was
born here in an inspired home birth rife with blood, a mother in law,
a granny in law, and absolute love. I haven’t been back since 2005.
Seven years ago I had been skating with my daughter (she was about a
year and half fer ya slow math fuckers) down Newport Ave on a long
board. Her back to the front and my hands holding her tight. Every
time i pushed off to get speed I pushed off with purpose. Not too much
speed but definitely enough to make it fun (FIND THAT LINE!). Me and my
daughter rockin’ it on a long board. Proud papa at the age of 26.
Everybody knew her name. I was just Isis’s Dad.
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So when Robbie and I rolled into Ocean Beach today, every memory and
every moment of my experience here came rushing into me. MMMMMM!!!!!
Gotta say… I love this spot. Lots of good people. Wonderful
Energy…oh…wait

Energy is everything. Energy is real

MMMMMM!!!!!

Life is really amazing
We can really trust it
and the Moon is real

So yes. Back to the blog. Super chill. The place we rented, it’s
wonderful, golden, and yummy. Just like today. Just remodeled!

The guy who runs the four bungalow quadrant that is the staple of
architectural design in the ocean beach community happens to be a
right on brother, and when the people who run shit happen to be real,
well then, PRAISE BE! So we’re super happy with the spot we rented for
out for the next two weeks. A sweet spot to kick it with my babies
before we head back to the Big Island.Isis and Daynin. 9 and 7. My
sweet beautiful babies.

Their Mom Lindsay picked me up and drove me to see them at the end
of their school day. I got to meet Daynin’s teacher and she told me
how excited he was to know that I was coming today. In all honesty
it’s been almost three years since we’ve held each other, and
conversations over the phone only hold so much weight. I was so
happy to hold them. I was so happy to see that they were going to a
great school, living in a great place, and seeing what a great job
their mom has done.

We picked up Robbie and headed for the Ocean Beach farmers market held
every Wednesday on the main strip. We bought vegetables, ate pizza and
finished off the night with some frozen yogurt. The five of us brought
love and peace and fun into an otherwise awkward situation. We enjoyed
each others company and I got to talk crochet with my kids because
they go to an awesome Waldorf school.

Life is really amazing
We can really trust it
and the Moon is real
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Robbie and I are enjoying our short walk from the bungalow to the beach. A long set of stairs leads down to the cliff side where pictures, phrases and names have all been carved into the soft sand surface of Sunset Cliffs. The cliffs have tons of different spots to get close to the water and thank mother ocean. The waves were incredible today. Robbie mentioned the lunar eclipse. Who knows, I would love to know more about how tides and eclipses really effect the ocean. We have been enjoying our short walk to Newport Ave and can’t wait to see more. The trip has just begun and it has already been magical. Robbie found a piece of green amber jewelry and the air has been filled with cosmic patience and infinite understanding. The kids will be staying with us for the weekend. Robbie and I can’t wait.
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Life is really amazing
We can really trust it
and the Moon is real

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