Honolulu

Weather Diversity

It’s been so doggone hot in Honolulu that we took the poochlet for a haircut at Miss Nanako’s place. Here’s the finished product, in a jaunty, nautical mode. That tongue is huge. Meanwhile, up on Mauna Kea, it snowed today.

Lucky Dog

China Walls is a well known adventure ocean sports site in the Hawaii Kai neighborhood on Eastern Oahu.  Cliff jumping is popular as are body surfing and diving depending on conditions. The area is well known for occasionally unpredictable big waves that can be quite dangerous for folks near  the […]

Max Goes Solar

Unless you’ve been living under a rock in the land of the Haboob, you have no doubt followed the flight of the solar airplane across the Pacific. It was an amazing feat. One pilot in an unpressurized, unheated cabin for five days. Flying below 8,500 feet at a speed of […]

Max Visits the Crater

Max has been face first in the food dish a bit too much of late. We’ve started calling him the Dumpling Dog, or “Dumpling” for short. Occasionally we mix it up and call him Gyoza or Bao, sometimes Empanada or Kreplach and sometimes Maultaschen after the large Schwabian dumplings that […]

Max Floats His Boat

Since 1999, an esoteric Buddhist denomination called Shinnyo-en has sponsored a “Lantern Floating” ceremony on Memorial Day to create a moment of reflection and collective compassion and remember those who have passed. The name “Shinnyo-en” means “a borderless garden of the unchanging and real nature of things,” and its principal […]

Max Gets His Art On

Did you ever stop and consider that public art would be much improved by the addition of a Maltese dog? Me neither. But that didn’t stop us from running around the financial and government districts and blending the small white dog into some of our favorite sculptures. We eschewed the more […]

Max Visits The End Of The Road

The Malt was frankly suspicious when informed that today’s jaunt would take him to the end of the road. For a dog who soaks up luxury and leisure pursuits, that sounded a bit too challenging to Max. But after a few rounds of hold-the-cookie-on-your-nose, the wee Furbeast was ready for […]

My $1,000 Toilet Seat

UPDATE! UPDATE! UPDATE! You guys giggled about my purchase of this noble throne but the headline of our local paper today proclaims: Hyatt Waikiki’s $100M renovation includes Japanese toilets The story (behind a paywall) goes on to tout the many benefits and attractions of the super flusher. So neener, neener, […]

The Ultimate Meat Meld

It’s official. Hormel Foods will release a new version of Spam exclusively in Hawaii. Yes, we’re talking a Portuguese Sausage-flavored Spam that unites two of the islands’ favorite meat products in one can with an expiration date measured in centuries. Only in Hawaii. Well, that makes sense since Hawaii consumes more […]

Caption This

Max and his Mom went to the park yesterday and I happened to snap the pic shown below. I sent it to the kids and asked for their captions. The responses ranged from “Short Conga Line” to some truly rude comments that the AJF is certain to remember on birthdays and at […]