Honolulu

An Indelicate Discussion

When we lived in Utah we had a house with a big back lawn covered with deep, thick lush grass; a testament to my obsessive-compulsive tendencies in yard care. To me, the back yard was a shrine to proper fertilization, watering, mowing and trimming. To Max, it was the ultimate […]

Dog Shaming…It Happened Here

Many of you may be familiar with the Dog Shaming website, a canine rogues’ gallery of pooches who have transgressed the boundaries of acceptable dog behavior. Some of the sins are venal – a golden retriever who never retrieves gold – and some are mortal like the Labrador that pees […]

NPOAD

October 9th was National Pet Obesity Awareness Day. I missed it. Max missed it, too. I suspect he was aware of it but chose not to bring it to my attention. From the website: “Did you realize a 12 pound Yorkie is the same as an average female weighing 218 pounds […]

Man Card and the Frou-Frou Dog

When young, guys are very self-conscious about the “Man Card”. According to that perpetual fount of bizarre knowledge known as the Urban Dictionary, a man card is “a card that doesn’t actually exist, but certifies that you are male”. Good solid definition. All men are born with a man card. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]