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Ornery Cuss?

You’ve probably seen the GoDaddy ad that was prepared for the Super Bowl but got pulled after folks went ballistic. If you missed it, here’s a look: I have to admit, not without some shame, that I laughed when I first watched it. What struck me funny was the spot […]

Max Reflects on Kalaupapa

Sun, fun, a mai-tai. Some hula, perhaps a coconut, and grass skirts. And leprosy. What? Where did that last one come from? Settle in kids and let’s talk about a lesser known part of Hawaii’s history. No one knows when, or precisely how, leprosy arrived in the Hawaiian Islands, but […]

Starting the New Year With Music

One of our New Year’s traditions is watching the various music specials beamed live from Japan on the Nippon Golden Network. As each year passes, the Alpha Japanese Female (AJF) and I recognize fewer of the singers, everyone looks younger and I find myself yelling at the TV , in a […]

The Resolutions Thing

Max and I have a relaxed attitude to this whole New Year’s Resolutions thing. We like to set our hurdles low. I thought that “eat less pie” was an acceptable target for me in 2015. For Max “stay awake between meals” would be a good challenge. “My New Year’s Resolution List usually […]

Dog Delicacies from Santa

Santa treated Max very well. The small white dog’s treat closet is now stuffed full of exotic goodies. We’re talking New Zealand deer lung, Hawaii pork jerky, organic beef jerky by that great hunter Trader Joe, grilled duck products and lots of poi cookies. All this for a creature that […]

Poi Dog

Max likes to gift his doggie friends with poi products at Christmas time. That’s the reason we headed a few miles mauka of our home to visit the Hawaii Doggie Bakery in lovely, misty Manoa Valley. Max loves this bakery which specializes in dog treats, gifts and paraphernalia with a […]

Max’s Favorite Silent Night

Of all the seasonal songs, my favorite is Silent Night. I enjoy listening to the song sung in different languages and admit to singing along when alone with the windows closed and a sweatshirt stuffed under the door to muffle any chance of my voice being overheard. It’s that bad. […]

Le Holiday Feast

Freshpet makes refrigerated food and treats for dogs and cats using natural ingredients. You’ve probably seen their stuff at all the stores. They made a video for their website of 13 dogs and one cat sitting down for a holiday feast…with human hands. Yeah, we’ve seen the human hands thing before but […]

Pillow Talk – Dig It!

Today was the 42nd annual Honolulu Marathon. The starter’s gun triggered a fireworks extravaganza at 5 a.m. when about 22,000 folks launched themselves on to the rainy streets of pre-dawn Oahu. The Kenyan and Ethiopian runners finished about ten minutes later. Here’s some video from our local paper The Honolulu […]

Mulling December 7

“A date that will live in infamy.” That was President Franklin D. Roosevelt describing December 7, 1941 the date when Japan attacked the US at Pearl Harbor. Within an hour of the “Infamy Speech,” Congress passed a formal declaration of war against Japan and officially brought the U.S. into World War II. In […]