Max’s Stories

In Memoriam: RIP Prince Charming

It’s so sad when a dog friend dies. In their passing we are reminded starkly just how important these creatures are in our lives. We think of their boundless good will, their devotion, and their unequivocal acceptance of their owners, however flawed we may be. We’re mindful, too, that their […]

Aloha ‘Oe

When I was a kid, my Dad would drag out the famous lines from Lewis Carroll’s poem The Walrus and the Carpenter anytime some matter of importance needed discussion. “The time has come,” the Walrus said, “To talk of many things: Of shoes–and ships–and sealing-wax– Of cabbages–and kings—” Well, the time […]

Preview of Coming Piñatas

The Alpha Japanese Female (AJF) and I took Max to our local Petco shop to pick up some poochlet necessities. While we were in line at checkout we were approached by the store manager and another lady who was toting a large camera. They wanted to know if we would […]

Reluctant Maltese

Max is a creature who likes his comforts and will resist any initiative to get him off his favorite chair. This is particularly true when it comes to his 10 PM walk. He has mastered the passive part of passive-aggressive behavior. Submitted as proof of this hypothesis: No doubt you think the […]

Max Visits Mu Ryang Sa

I told the Alpha Japanese Female (AJF) that Max and I were going to visit Mu Ryang Sa. She responded, “Huh?” That is pretty much the reaction you will get from many folks on Oahu when you mention the name of the largest Korean Buddhist temple outside of Korea. It’s […]

Max Visits The Last Tiki Bar

The Tiki Bar dates back to 1933 when a guy by the name of Ernie Gantt opened his first “Don the Beachcomber” restaurant in Los Angeles. It was a place stuffed full of faux-Polynesian statuary and artifacts with a menu focused on exotic rum drinks and Chinese food re-named to […]

Mr. Stinky Face With Lipstick

Some of us on this blog will remember January 1, 45 BC although we will likely refer to that year as 709 A.U.C. (ab urbe condita—”from the founding of the city,” meaning Rome.) That was the day the Julian calendar was adopted which put to a well-deserved death the earlier […]