Condo Party!

Wifey and I have owned our little condo on Kaheka since it was erected in 1982/1983. Over the ensuing 30 years we have been absent more than resident and during those times we simply rented out the place but always kept it as our fall back for a residence in […]

Sorry for My Absence!

Well, I guessed my indolence killed the blog. Except it never came to life in the first place. Let’s try again. Thing is, after planning this blog as a narrative of my experiences on the Neighborhood Board I found out that the Hawaii State Sunshine Laws are quirky with respect […]

Future Views

When we bought our condo over 30 years ago, the unit had a great view of the ocean even though it is located far from shore. Back then the only building between us and the ocean view were the Ala Moana Building and its “La Ronde” revolving restaurant, the 1350 […]

Something Fishy Here

Max and I were strolling Rycroft Street early this morning and saw a small group of folks standing on the makai side of the street by the Pagoda Restaurant entrance – the famous “floating restaurant” that has been so much a part of the neighborhood for so long. As we […]

Hey NSA! I’m Over Here!

Judging by the hit count on this blog, even the NSA doesn’t much care about my opinions. Or maybe they actually read this stuff and that explains why we frequently see photos of people in Washington DC sleeping at their desks. Anyway, I guess the whole brouhaha about the NSA […]

Here’s How It Begins

I received in the mail today a letter from the Executive Secretary of the Neighborhood Commission Office an invitation to the NB installation ceremony scheduled for June 29 at the University of Hawaii Campus Center Ballroom. The invitation included the opportunity to attend an orientation session that same day plus […]

Instant Response!

Wow, that was fast!  Here’s the answer:  Aloha Tom, the invite just went out in the mail yesterday, but we do have one planned for June 29, 2013 at UH Manoa’s campus center ballroom. It will run from 8:30 am to noon, lunch will be served afterwards. Thanks and welcome […]

It’s Quiet Out There…Too Quiet

It’s one of my favorite corny lines from old time TV. The intrepid guide is creeping through the jungle and suddenly the drums stop thumping. Or the cowboys creep through the wild west and the chanting in the nearby village stops. “It’s quiet out there. Too quiet” Then all hell […]

Kakaako Apocalypse

One of my guilty pleasures is apocalyptic novels. You know the formula. First there’s a near extinction level event and then the plucky hero fights his way through dire challenges, often involving a trek through a blighted landscape populated with evildoers. In many of these doom books the wily protagonist […]