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Surfing With Whales

Now for something different. Full size: Surfing with whales. Check out this photo gallery of a local body surfer dropping in on a sweet, sweet wave at Pipeline while two humpback whales do the same on the following wave! By photographer J.T. Gray. Here’s  a link to the story . You can […]

I, Husband

I just finished reading “I Am Livia,” a recently published historical fiction novel by Phyllis T. Smith about Livia Drusilla who you will all remember as the wife of Caesar Augustus back in the good old days circa (<—wink, wink, Latin!) 20BC – 50AD. Livia’s rep and street cred took […]

Wacky Wednesday Walk

Apparently the Blood Moon of a couple nights ago seriously affected the Pooh Bear population of the K Streets. Otherwise, how to explain the strange creature that was perched in the tree outside Max’s condo home? Even with the mask it appeared harmless so we simply passed by on our morning […]

Mothra Visits Max’s House

 This whole situation was really my wife’s fault. See, my wife may be the lightest sleeper on all Oahu. A car door slams two blocks away, she wakes up. A tree frog delivers an amphibian aria 18 stories down and she’s up, head moving to triangulate the source of the […]

Max Spots the Fish Thief

Today, Max and I witnessed a crime! But before I tell that story, meet Sophie, a lovely lass who is Max’s idol, his dream girl, his boon companion on jaunts within the K Streets. Max was delighted to see Sophie as we began our walk. Sophie is a sweet little […]

A Quick Trip To Red Harbor

Today we eschewed the usual visit to Maxie’s park and decided instead to spend this pretty Sunday on a drive out to the west side of Oahu to Yokohama Bay. If you head west from Honolulu, ultimately you will reach the end of the road and that is where you […]

The Heartless Cad

Last night’s events again confirmed that I attract crazies like a black hole snatches small wandering stars. Here’s what happened: it’s about 10:30PM and I’m escorting the Malt out for his final constitutional of the day. Lovely evening, a susurration of trade breezes for which wind is too strong a […]

Captain Kirk & Corn Chips

I woke up to the smell of corn chips and I knew what my wife’s first words of the morning would be. “The dog needs a bath.” See, when a Maltese starts getting gamey it smells exactly like corn chips, especially near the paws. Left alone, the smell eventually devolves […]

Visiting Uncle Fish

Today’s urban ramble took us along a familiar route that started with a visit to Uncle Fish at the Pagoda Hotel. The Pagoda Hotel is a landmark in the K Streets and a beloved spot among local folk. Everyone has a story about a graduation, wedding, party, birthday or special […]