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John Kelly

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  • Surfing Soapbox: Heading out to South Atlantic Gyre

    I was recently selected to experience a once-in-a-lifetime adventure and new educational experience pertaining to the environment, aboard the Sea Dragon. The Sea Dragon is a sleek 72-foot steel hull boat sailing around the world to study the five gyres...
  • Surfing Soapbox: Journey to South Africa starts out rocky

    Some 290 miles out to sea between Brazil and South Africa, it is almost impossible to think about what lies ahead of me for the next month. Just getting to Brazil was a trip in itself. After three flights, 15 hours of transit and one long crazy two-hour...
  • Surfing Soapbox: Journey is worth the harsh conditions

    At 3:30 a.m. on a cold, wet, windy and dark morning, it's easy to ask yourself what you're doing on a 72-foot sailboat, sailing from Brazil to South Africa. Standing watch on deck, while everyone else is inside the warmth of the sailboat, sound asleep, I...
  • Surfing Soapbox: Pushed, bruised by a rogue wave

    Last night was the first night I slept more than four hours. We have been stuck in gale force winds for more than a week now, with frequent downpours and churning seas. Two days ago while on watch, I was up on the deck by myself. I had just sat down,...
  • Leslie Nielsen of 'Naked Gun' Fame Dies at 84

    Leslie Nielsen of 'Naked Gun' Fame Dies at 84
    FT. LAUDERDALE ( KTLA) -- Legendary comedic actor Leslie Nielsen died Sunday in a hospital of pneumonia, according to several published reports, his agent and a family member. He was 84. Nielsen was best known for his roles in "Airplane" and the "Naked...
  • Surfing Soapbox: The truth about the 'islands of trash'

    Coming on this journey was equal in two parts. The first being the desire to learn and continue to give back to our environment; the second was that of a personal journey, as in having an opportunity of true reflection in understanding of how my life...
  • Surfing Soapbox: Enduring tough times at sea

    I hit the wall Tuesday, hard, after being on watch Monday morning from 6 a.m. to noon and again from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. I awoke feeling groggy, tired and grumpy. The fast-paced drizzle, gray and cold skies didn't help matters much. It only feeds into...
  • Surfing Soapbox: Reflections from the center of the Atlantic

    It seems nothing more than a dream now that I am back in the comfort of home. At times it wasn't a dream but a nightmare. I suspect I learned more in those six weeks away from home than in the last six years, being confined to a sailboat with 13 people...
  • Theater review: 'The Crucible' at Theatre Downtown

    Theater review: 'The Crucible' at Theatre Downtown
    Lies. Gossip. Accusations. Spite. These are the things that live in the shadows of our lives, lurking and waiting to spring forth whenever the ugly side of human nature allows. Theatre Downtown's production of "The Crucible" shines a light on this...
  • Surfing Soapbox: City serves every mood

    On a warm summer's night under a star-lit sky, I'm not sure that there is anything more amazing than being at the Irvine Bowl and watching the Pageant of the Masters. I have gone for the last five years, and with each passing year I grow more amazed by...
  • Surfing Soapbox: Dangers of drug use seen firsthand

    This poem, "If I Could Race Back In Time," is meant to be a talking point and is about all of us and the consequences of making poor choices in our lives. These choices have sometimes led to drug use, ultimately leading to prison and death for some of...