Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Morning Practice - Scooterdude Way

Spectacular Day

I was again ‘taking in’ the day I had for myself, and when I got out “on the surf” it was a spectacularly beautiful day for the sport. Some serious wind-gusts finally, bright sunshine and wonderful people to meet.

I especially enjoyed seeing some of my favorite ‘regulars’, Bob, Annette, Jimmy, a several groups of tourists and cruise-ship visitors who gave me the thumbs-up and the laughter I so often crave for approval.

But, there was this boy, with his parents on the sidewalk.

His Mom and Dad were ignoring his tears and crying while their attention was, whether deliberately or no, distracted in studying a map of the area.

Seeing this boy in such dejection, this is when I also saw my opportunity.
With the sun brilliantly appearing from behind me, I quickly lifted the K2 up and onto my chin in my display of wonder and joy. I’d hoped he was looking.
And, sure enough, as I brought it down, there, in front of me, not the tearful, sad boy who was there before, but a boy whose face was glowing with a smile so wonderful it was the kind to bring tears to my eyes. I smiled back, and, with his parents still preoccupied, there was this wonderful instant when these two souls could share the moment and encourage one another. “Everything’s going to be all right. You’ll be fine. There’s more to the world than what your parents may be trying to find on a map! Don’t worry. You have a wonderful world to discover on your own, even if you feel abandoned or neglected..... Take heart...It’s all wonderful!” This is what was exchanged silently, but heart-to-heart through the eyes and the bright smile of our faces.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Wind-Scooter Makes Another Splash

Recently received this very nice commendation from a fan. I’ve learned that he works with children nearby and will soon be assisting the next generation of ‘Wind-Scooter-Sailors’!
Yes! A real thrill for me and soooo excited to think that there might one day be ‘flocks’ of ‘flying Scooter-Sailors!!!

“Scooter Dude,
A few weeks ago myself and several of my friends met you right outside of Faneuil hall and although they didn’t get very excited, I became very intrigued with you, and your wind-powered board!  So intrigued that I have started construction on my very own board, and with some practice I hope to someday meet you out on the streets.
Just wanted to drop you a quick note to say “You rock!” and keep on keepin on!  This world would be dull and bland without people like you willing think differently and live outside the box.  Attached I have a picture that I took of you riding that I thought you might enjoy.  Stay safe, man!

Thanks, Kyle!

ps. See you at the 2nd Annual Urban-Surfing/Wind-Scooter Regatta, March 2010!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Couldn't Ask for Better Conditions!

Sunny, brisk, a cool, steady westerly wind!

Had at least a dozen or so 5-star rides.

Managed to squeeze in some Figure-Scootin maneuvers in the plaza also.

Glad to see David, again, of the Herbal Lyceum. He and Helen still have the same location for their farmers’ market stall.

Robin is looking for work but she’s seems happy enough to hang around the Square too.

Richard is still watching me at a distance.

Duck Tours was doing a brisk business and offered the customary ‘Quack!’ for my performance.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

See you at DudeFest!

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Winds of Change

Ah yes, the cool breeze signals it!
Finally, the Season is here.
The winds have returned.
I’m better covered by sailing-jacket and protective gear, and the gusts are starting to happen again. I’m probably the only one who really likes the turn to the cold, windy weather!
I’m anticipating a good sailing-season ahead.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Scooterdude-Way and The Practice

In this Practice, it’s discovered in every effort.

Each and every moment is Practice and this is the Teaching.

And, the Reverend Scooterdude is Tutor in the Way.

Has it taken me these six years to embrace this now obvious idea?!

In the Blog-entries ahead, we’ll be reviewing this practice, analyzing the gains and losses, the benefits and insights of this sort of practice.

Performance? Yes, but to us, so much more.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009