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 […]

Running for the Board

I found out a couple of days ago that I won an election to the 11-1 Neighborhood Board. The news came to me courtesy of the MidWeek newspaper that shows up weekly in bulk at our condo. There was a list of winners and there I was. Later I checked […]

Max the Dog

Say hello to Max the Dog. He’s a six year old Maltese; the ruler of our household. This blog originated with observations made while walking with Max within the Ala Moana-Kakaako Neighborhood, specifically the area designated by the Neighborhood Commission as the 11-1 district which is bordered by the “K […]