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A Community Of Dogs

From the top of our condo, urban Honolulu looks to be an undifferentiated mass of concrete spreading out to Diamond Head in the East and the Pacific Ocean to the South. In reality, this sprawl is an aggregation of smaller land parcels each with a distinct flavor and character. In […]

Max Checks Out the Latest K-Videos

Regular readers, and both of you know who you are, will remember that Max is fascinated with Korean movie posters and their depiction of life and love in the land below Dear Leader. Today, our morning constitutional took us past our favorite Korean video shop so of course we took […]

Weather Diversity

It’s been so doggone hot in Honolulu that we took the poochlet for a haircut at Miss Nanako’s place. Here’s the finished product, in a jaunty, nautical mode. That tongue is huge. Meanwhile, up on Mauna Kea, it snowed today.

Lucky Dog

China Walls is a well known adventure ocean sports site in the Hawaii Kai neighborhood on Eastern Oahu.  Cliff jumping is popular as are body surfing and diving depending on conditions. The area is well known for occasionally unpredictable big waves that can be quite dangerous for folks near  the […]

Max Goes Solar

Unless you’ve been living under a rock in the land of the Haboob, you have no doubt followed the flight of the solar airplane across the Pacific. It was an amazing feat. One pilot in an unpressurized, unheated cabin for five days. Flying below 8,500 feet at a speed of […]

Max Visits the Crater

Max has been face first in the food dish a bit too much of late. We’ve started calling him the Dumpling Dog, or “Dumpling” for short. Occasionally we mix it up and call him Gyoza or Bao, sometimes Empanada or Kreplach and sometimes Maultaschen after the large Schwabian dumplings that […]

Max Floats His Boat

Since 1999, an esoteric Buddhist denomination called Shinnyo-en has sponsored a “Lantern Floating” ceremony on Memorial Day to create a moment of reflection and collective compassion and remember those who have passed. The name “Shinnyo-en” means “a borderless garden of the unchanging and real nature of things,” and its principal […]

Max Gets His Art On

Did you ever stop and consider that public art would be much improved by the addition of a Maltese dog? Me neither. But that didn’t stop us from running around the financial and government districts and blending the small white dog into some of our favorite sculptures. We eschewed the more […]

Max Visits The End Of The Road

The Malt was frankly suspicious when informed that today’s jaunt would take him to the end of the road. For a dog who soaks up luxury and leisure pursuits, that sounded a bit too challenging to Max. But after a few rounds of hold-the-cookie-on-your-nose, the wee Furbeast was ready for […]