One night I awoke, to my mind spinning with memories and stories of long ago. I tried going back to sleep, but sleep wouldn’t be possible until this was down on paper. This night opened the door to the past and my old cowboy was reborn.
So let’s go back a some years… I’ve always been a bit of a loner, home for me was a pretty lonely place, one to escape from, when I could. My horse and dog were my best friends and when not at school, I was out riding my horse, his name was Diablo. He was an adopted wild mustang, who was supposed to be trained, but was only green broke when I got him. We grew up together and had the most wonderful bond, he was my world. We spent many years exploring the mountains, hills and valleys near my house. Looking back, I can see how special it all really was. I loved the raw beauty of the land, and sometimes we’d just rest by a stream listening to the music created by the water dancing over rocks, shutting out the rest of the world. We had so many special moments together for so many years. There actually was another side to spending so much time in the mountains alone. I found myself in more than just a few dangerous situations and was very blessed and lucky to get out of them unscathed. It made me realize how alone and far from help we really were in an emergency situation, (and no, we couldn’t just call someone, cell phones hadn’t been invented yet). Anyways, I think all those experiences along with the loneliness helped fuel my *Walter Mitty-ish imagination and was the genesis of my imaginary friend, he became a protector and riding companion of sorts. Of course he offered no protection in a real situation, but tell that to the imagination… So ‘Just an Old Cowboy” is in poem form and the first of my stories about some of our adventures.
I hope you enjoy them and have great and wondrous adventures!
I don’t have many pictures of my horse and I together, so I posted this video with a very small part I had in a movie, that I rode my horse in, I would be a terrible actress, I was pretty pathetic, Oh well. (= It’s filmed at the bottom of the hills, below the mountains we would ride in. To see the film called ‘Marijuana 1968’ go to Marijuana 1968 and scroll to reel 27:43
I wouldn’t be surprised it it’s #1 on ”Rotten Tomatoes’, Sony Bono narrated and I think he might have been stoned, hehe
* The Secret Life of Walter Mitty by James Thurber https://youtu.be/KUQO1O9__d4 Walter Mitty had his own secret world, created by am extreme imagination. I guess mine wasn’t that bad, compared to his.
Up again down again round and round,
whirling, rushing, all over town.
Why the hurry and where’s it bound,
as it swirls, blusters and pushes us around.
Constantly whirling to and fro.
churning the ocean, as it continues to blow.
So what’s it after and why does it run?
Could it be chasing the Moon, or just following the Sun.
Gazing at the sky so blue
I see more lines and haze
from all the crazy chemtrails
the world’s begun to ail.
Do we know what they are doing
how about longtime effects
on our children and water
earth, food and all our pets.
Why would they do this
and how is it allowed
with no regulations
on these deadly dripping clouds.
What about the future
and the damage that’s being done
we can’t just sit here silent
cause they’re poisoning, everyone.
This is something you should check out, the chemicals are now showing up in our water sources. The bee population has been impacted and on and on. It is up to us to protect each other, you think global warming is bad… Start looking up (day and night), it’s pretty crazy.
Chemtrails, Here is your PROOF 100% Real “MUST WATCH” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5is16A8pfw
TRUMP STOPS CHEMTRAILS executive order (but it’s done nothing to stop it so far, they’re still spraying) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9Sxo1Ml5qU
Hawaii-based real estate development company, Honokea Surf Villages & Resorts, is looking to develop a 60-acre ‘surf village’ and resort in California’s Coachella Valley.
The development will include a surf facility, an adventure sports park, a large events space, an organic farm, dining and shopping areas, and a boutique hotel.
A rendering of the Honokea Surf Village in Coachella Valley.
COURTESY HONOKEA SURF PARK
The company was founded in 2011 by local surfer and waterman Brian Keaulana, Keno Knieriem and his father Kenan Knieriem to create a unique real estate development company that uses man-made wave technologies to create surf resorts in Hawaii and the Mainland.
Honokea partnered with California-based land development management company The Rilington Group to oversee construction, which may create up to 400 local jobs. Once open, the project is expected to create 600 jobs and generate more than $1 billion for the local economy.
“We are honored to lead the planning and execution of this project,” said Mickie Riley, president of The Rilington Group. “With our local knowledge and expertise we are excited to bring Honokea’s vision to life in the Coachella Valley. As a locally operated firm not only do we work in the community but we live here and we play here. The Coachella Valley is an ideal location for the Surf Village and we share in Honokea’s focus on environmental sustainability and community building.”
The Honokea Surf Village will be a sustainable project, using drip irrigation and aquaponic farming, using approximately one-eighth the water currently consumed by each of the 124 golf courses in the valley.
The project has been in the works for two years, and will include educational initiatives involving local school partnerships, as well as collaborations with nonprofit organizations.
“We would be truly honored to bring Honokea to the Coachella Valley,” Keaulana said in a statement. “Southern California has a great surf culture that has always been tied very closely to Hawaii, and the desert is such a special place. We are excited to combine these cultures into something authentic and truly unique.”
Katie Murar covers tourism, restaurants, retail and residential real estate for Pacific Business