Shaper Johnny Rice
is a lifetime surfer who rides the waves during the week and makes
his living by shaping surfboards in his backyard on weekends. He
has a favorite saying: "Surfing is good for you in four ways: physically,
mentally, emotionally and spiritually." The 63-year-old Santa Cruz
native lives and breathes what he prescribes. The life of a surfer
means living according to the rhythms of the tide's pull and not
the daily 9-to-5 grind....
Wong has tried just about everything, from bussing tables and doing
dishes, to selling paint, dealing cards, and working as an apprentice
chef. He seems to have found his calling in the latter occupation.
The 29-year-old man from Macao opened his own restaurant, Biiru
Biru, in March of last year. Although
Eddy has been in business for less than a year, few places among
the legions in San Francisco can match his artistry when it comes
You won't see
any signs on the highway reading "Best Nude Recreation in the West,
3 miles," yet in the thick of the Santa Cruz Mountains, just south
of Silicon Valley, Lupin Naturist Preserve has persevered for 64
years. Announced by a small wooden sign at the top of a long, unmarked
driveway, the resort occupies 110 sunny and unusually temperate
acres. Even in winter, provided it isn't raining, Lupin's famous
microclimate encourages visitors to disrobe....
he wasn't exactly Mr. Right?"
that a contradiction in terms?" says Misty, who's been calling herself
Dusty for some weeks now. "There's no such thing as the right man.
Some are just wronger than others." Usually
she changes a letter in her name at the end of a romance, so she
won't have to hear her old name on a new lover's lips. As a matter
of fact, a recent, rather complicated amour prompted her to make
a double switch in the lineup of letters. But after her latest fling--Misty
is definitely going to take a mulligan on this one....
Activism Meet in Garden
most people envision a Buddhist,
they see a bare-headed monk seated on a cushion in the middle of
a temple, chanting or meditating all day while trying to reach a
state of nirvana. Or they think of Japanese Zen masters who spend
their days raking tiny rock gardens, knowing the patterns they create
will be destroyed the next day. Many people believe that to be Zen
is to retreat and to let the material world slide by while developing
the inner self. To be Zen is to practice letting go. Yet a group
of Bay Area Buddhists – mostly converts from other faiths – believe
it is more than that....
out of the frigid tomb of a fish-packing shed all talking
at once. From what I can catch of their rapid, clipped Spanish,
like the tap of stiletto heels marking out a quick tango on a hardwood
floor, they're chaffing the youngest among them about some gringo
smitten by her charms. "Donde
está el bubblegum boy hoy?" chirps one of the women as they tromp
across the loading dock in their insulated rubber boots. The
peculiar sobriquet, whether it refers to the smitten one's pinkness,
his sticky ardor, or his malleability, launches quite a few titters
and playful tongue clucks....