Satte Last Friday, I decided to try my hand at body surfing in the Pacific Ocean at Huntington Beach.  It turns out it will be the only day I’m going surfing.

disruptively I suffered an injury while surfing that left me injured and in the hospital for several days.

dearly I’m feeling better, but not completely healed yet.  What happened was both unlucky, stupid and completely life changing in its grace and fortune.

I’m working on putting all of these thoughts together and will begin publishing them on Wednesday, September 26. The first installment will appear in the Platte County Landmark that day with subsequent installments releasing daily through the weekend.

I’m doing this partly because it’s taking me some time to write all of this down and I’m also writing it all down because I think it’s a damn good story. I’m still having some lingering effects of the accident and I should have the story done by early next week.

It’s a story of luck and chance, of fortune and stupidity and heroes. There are many heroes.  But mostly it’s a very personal story that I just needed to write down on paper.

If you’d like to read it, I’ll begin posting it here and on on Wednesday. It’s an awfully long read, so if you want to read more trivial stuff, please do.

This is more a cathartic process for me than anything. But I’m happy to share a look inside my brain – a brain that for several moments was buried into the bottom of the Pacific Ocean.

Anyway, look for that story posting Wednesday and throughout the week.  Thanks to those of you who have sent me well-wishes.  I never thought I’d touch you like you’ve touched me.  And, yes, I mean that in as many dirty ways as possible.

Stay tuned…

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2 Responses to My One Day Surfing Career… The Story… Coming Soon…

  1. Mary Gulick says:

    I’m looking forward to reading your “life changing” event, Chris.
    Thanksgiving came early this year!

    Love you, Aunt Mary

  2. Deb Peterson says:

    Not “faking” this one!

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