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  • Poli Amo
    Comments Amor I love those who love me and those who seek me find me Proverbs 8 17 Everyone should be so fortunate as to pursue and possibly capture the object of their desire But what is it really that adds to your life and leaves you in pursuit Because it is always in the going that happiness is found and great work The above verse was penned by a pretty wise man King Solomon died after experiencing all that the world itself could give a person sort of spiritually and emotionally bereft Yet he had the wisdom to pen the verse above I got to spend an afternoon in between a spate of surf work with my camera in hand I found my eye caught by certain things Captured them In doing so I realized that I tend to build work around those things that I love The images from this four hour stretch which occurred on a warm Santa Ana Afternoon and evening on Coast Hwy 1 in South Ventura County are sampled in this piece Poli Amo Skip Saenger sent me this video clip about a woman who loved many You can see it in her work

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  • Canon 5D Mark 2
    Pu u 2 Comments William Orbit gets it Click on this link if you want a soundtrack for this blog Had a gal come by yesterday who was working on a College thesis at Syracuse and had asked if she could interview me about the changes that I had seen on the coast in my lifetime Wound up talking Continue Reading Posted in Blog Sliding into 2011 Year in Pictures Posted on December 31 2010 by David Pu u 0 Comments Golden Reflections This link is to a new piece by Zuri Star called Keep Holding on It fits the New Year quite well It seems that all around us this past year there was friction In fact I found myself enmeshed in three massive battles all at the same time I did not author those Continue Reading Posted in Blog Life Channel Family Photo Album Posted on December 23 2010 by David Pu u 0 Comments It was not so long ago that I shot everything on film The reasons for that are mostly archive based Film provides an analog image which can be scanned to whatever resolution and file size a client requires But then the 5D Mark 2 came along and with a parallel arrival of imaging program technology Continue Reading Posted in Blog The Lineup Posted on December 14 2010 by David Pu u 0 Comments The image above is a tight shot of the crowd in the lineup at Pipeline one day a few seasons back Pipe is located on the North Shore of the Island of Oahu Generally a lineup is a pretty near perfect example of a social and cultural hierarchy and how those tend to stratify according Continue Reading Posted in Blog No Substitute Posted on December 2 2010 by David Pu

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  • Independence Day was Born on the Fourth of July
    of the People to alter or to abolish it and to institute new Government laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness Prudence indeed will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed But when a long train of abuses and usurpations pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism it is their right it is their duty to throw off such Government and to provide new Guards for their future security Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States To prove this let Facts be submitted to a candid world He has refused his Assent to Laws the most wholesome and necessary for the public good He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained and when so suspended he has utterly neglected to attend to them He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual uncomfortable and distant from the depository of their public Records for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people He has refused for a long time after such dissolutions to cause others to be elected whereby the Legislative powers incapable of Annihilation have returned to the People at large for their exercise the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without and convulsions within He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands He has obstructed the Administration of Justice by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary powers He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone for the tenure of their offices and the amount and payment of their salaries He has erected a multitude of New Offices and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people and eat out their substance He has kept among us in times of peace

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  • Memorial Day Is….
    life and what time maybe ought to be spent doing The experience is barometric in many ways Everyone has a story There are many But this is an aspect of the tale of Memorial Day which I want to be clear about Those whose memory we honor today perished serving us some of them anyway Many of the remainder who are still alive continue to serve albeit possibly out of uniform A classic example being two young men who I met while working on a Phoenix Patriot project They had both had their legs blown off and were within a year of that crisis swooping back into life with a vengeance When the Boston Marathon Bombing took place those men and their comrades went to Boston to counsel the blast victims That is how those which this holiday is founded upon think and act In this culture currently it is in vogue this saying Thank a Veteran My friend and colleague Shawn Alladio of K38 Rescue regularly calls BS on this when she writes states and acts this out Don t just thank them Do something for them So part of my day today and small way of honoring the memory of those dead and alive whose duty to Country Comrade and Family is absolute is to share a few stories Here is a video I created as part of a project The song it is cut to is called Dancing Girl and is written by USMC veteran Samuel Shoemaker and performed by the Shoemaker Brothers In it you can see hear and feel some of the tableau which should be endemic within every Memorial day This story is entitled Purple Heart s Final Beat A Soldier Suicide Story This link explains the Spartan Pledge I hope everyone reading this

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  • One Intransigent Eve
    pound bag of chicken breasts onto the bags of frozen veggies I saw it The meat was hiding always wanted to write that under the chicken I checked my receipt Damn the checkout people had missed it as well I had just successfully shoplifted 20 bucks of dead cow from Costco and was way the heck out in the parking lot at night I grabbed the bag of meat and receipt in hand jogged back to the entrance and explained that I needed to pay I have never stolen anything in my life and I sure was not about to start now The Supervisor took me to a register and thanked me while someone rang me up Total detour time maybe 10 15 minutes Zipping up the 101 I had dismissed the Costco impressions and wound my way through sedate tempo but heavy traffic As I made the turn onto Hwy 33 that winds up to my home and Ojai beyond I passed a slow moving SUV and accelerated a bit into the decreasing radius turn just as I have done every day for about 25 years Headed for the home I share with my wife Donna I saw fresh skid marks leading towards the concrete A rail barrier that is the N S traffic divider and slowed a bit then debris then cars pulled over One looked like a black Civic and I remembered that I had been thinking about my son Jon who drives one A little further down the road another car and a motorcycle Probably more debris strike As I pulled into my driveway I called Jon to see what he was up to I wondered about that Civic I had glimpsed I think most parents do that Jon told me about his day up in SB and a mountain bike ride and we laughed about how ridiculously dangerous MTB riding can be You know how it is Jon everything is always okay till it is not then blam Badness And it hit me I could have been right in the middle of that accident 10 15 minutes at Costco Do the right thing You may think no one will ever notice The world will tell you that Our Politicians re enforce the message with money and situational ethics But somehow it always matters So do you I live my life immersed in the Bible It is not a religious thing It is just how I refer my understanding of creation to everyday life I had opportunity to look at this earlier today It is important for many reasons Meditating on this mattered to me today 2 Timothy Ch 3 Godlessness in the Last Days 1 But understand this that in the last days there will come times of difficulty 2 For people will be lovers of self lovers of money proud arrogant abusive disobedient to their parents ungrateful unholy 3 heartless unappeasable slanderous without self control brutal not loving good 4 treacherous reckless swollen with

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  • Being Clear
    all the links and study it all out You may want to consider just telling us the answer It really is a good point that he made My fiance Donna says this same thing to me frequently My answer typically has been this I do it for a reason Maybe not everyone should get it People tend to value things which they earn But it gave me a lot to think about Friends are good that way They sharpen us Because they really do care In edit this weekend as I worked through post production I came across this image of a teensy wave washing up a sea glass beach Colors are significant in that they illustrated different energy signatures Water when it is pure is clear Yet in the Sea it contains the genetic signature of all life It reflects every color in the spectrum When polluted it implements a process which eventually will purify it once again It will go back to being clear to the eye Yet below the range of human sight there still is another universe active within it Yes something to think about for sure Posted in Blog Messenger Arc Hope and Change 4 Responses to Being Clear Stoke Harvester says June 25 2012 at 10 37 am Keep up the great work David Reply Greg Ray says June 25 2012 at 11 54 am David I had a great time at the show with Donna and look forward to Vegas will keep on trucking with the faith that we are the greater source together like the ocean we see the surface but the magic is deeper than we know I have been battling with a bad cough but am slowly winning thank you so much for your help and like the blog Clear

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  • K38 Rescue: Precept and Example
    to figure out what the uproar was about I have an entirely different baseline about service and women I have never had an issue placing myself under the command of a woman Maybe because I have been under Shawn s for so long and her s is efficient So well run in fact that she somehow finds herself in the unenviable process of having to deal with accolades from time to time We ALL hate them Any of us in service positions do them to serve Though gratitude is great It is wonderful being appreciated What we all aspire to do is to educate inspire and push OTHERS forward Here is the tricky part When one leads by both precept and example people lock onto the example first and precept last That is why frequently our culture lends itself to the development of a cult of personality But leaders real ones politicians by their job description are not leaders per se know to actively resist iconization Precept and Example Why It weakens your team You want a strong team a vital community that by it s diversity and understanding and respect of each individual s strengths and weaknesses you may grow That is our precept Get it I learned a heck of a lot as a professional athlete what I was prior to being a businessman and a photographer film maker If one wants to be successful you hone your strengths refine those but you train your weaknesses Weakness is what kills your performance and jeopardizes your goals long term Shawn and I have been discussing this I know she is writing on the subject I look forward to the read Onboard Instruction In recent years K38 Rescue headed by Shawn Alladio and a global collective of Rescue Professionals trained by her has raised a standard that did not formerly exist This standard follows the design evolutionary process of the Personal Watercraft PWC or RWC Rescue Watercraft as we are now beginning to call these boats A new generation of craft is about to come into our watery arena Shawn has applied her company assets as a civilian contractor and as what I would call a Patriot thrown everything into training with various branches of our Military and aiding in the development of the usage of the RWC in Military Rescue and various other ops In a world full of bullshit artists who try to attach themselves and brand by association with the elite of our armed services who are water based Shawn refuses to talk about it So I am Why Because Shawn by her service has literally changed the course of History in the usage of the personal watercraft for Rescue and developed a detailed training modus that builds warriors out of boys who just liked fast toys I know I am one of them Her understanding of and education on Rescue theory can revolutionize a life Shawn Alladio Colombia River Bar It has made a huge difference

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  • Living Bali
    living we fill a space with our heart mind and spirit Here is the story of the Bali Nine A group of individuals cut off by country and set adrift in a waking dream that was an interminable journey towards a new death Joanna Joanna Witt is a Canadian Sort of Married to a Balinese man for many years she and her growing team of collaborators and artisans have become sort of the it suppliers of Silver artisanship in Ubud Bali She is one of Donna s go to people and watching the two of them creating together is very inspiring Joanna and Ketut her talented business partner and husband with whom she was eying a marital separation set a very high bar in the practice of the craft and art They also run silver smithing workshops for tourists and other interested people So in the midst of a pending large shift in her marriage while raising two children opening new stores and I am sure trying to figure out what the future may look like Joanna found herself drawn into the prison which housed the cast off souls of the Bali Nine She and Nyoman one of Studio Perak s lead artisans took a good look around and decided to throw these people a life line Maybe they might grab ahold They called the endeavor which features a unique collection of works fashioned by members of the Bali Nine the Hope Project You can find the collection at Studio Perak locations on Bali I understand a bit about prison life As a young Bible student I got to go into one of the Federal Penitentiaries a few times with a man who had a prison ministry It was a great lesson in serving I would bring surfing and ocean

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