a lot happening in the past couple weeks. san francisco has been baking under a heat wave. pretty much our usual September weather. my good friend 'deep got me and another friend to come with him to the beach. it was his third time. it was brilliant once you got past the leg numbing pain of the cold water. he laughed at me for wearing a neoprene shirt from my outrigger days. but it kept me in a little longer and was my show of respect for the pacific who is a mighty sea and more than willing to suck the heat from my limbs and pummel me into the sand it lays on. a crab latched on to me for a minute. I got a couple good rides thrust into towards land on my belly at speeds I could never swim. The cold the waves, ah what a rush.