Dance of the Dogs

There is a certain rhythm to the morning dog constitutional in the K Streets. The owners pretty much know each other, at least by sight. The dogs, of course, know each other by smell and frequently update the canine community through mass pee-mail distributions. That’s not to say all parties […]

Maxie’s Park

Sunday is dog day. We take the Malt out for exercise in the big open lawn areas defined by Honolulu Hale, Kalanimoku , The Early Education Center and the Fasi Municipal  Building. The area above the Fasi garage is especially nice for a small dog to run off leash. Few […]

English Can Be Tough

English is a second language for my darling spouse. Over the past (cough) years she has developed a great facility with the language and certainly has mastered the volume control when it comes to keeping me in line. But sometimes the words just won’t come out right. Or the phrases […]

One Guy

Among the many homeless who inhabit the K Streets there is one guy who attracts a lot of attention from neighborhood residents. He looks to be an Asian man, maybe 40 but it’s hard to tell, and his most distinguishing characteristic is a near catatonic positioning at spots around town. […]

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 […]