Honolulu

Nooks and Crannies

The K Streets is a neighborhood of nooks and crannies, a relatively dense urban environment where small treasures lurk around unexpected corners, behind fences and down driveways. To explore this part of paradise it is always advisable to first obtain a royal trespass dispensation from the Lobster King. At this Noble Crustacean’s mighty court,  the King’s […]

Getting A Jump on Mother’s Day

The Alpha Japanese Female (AJF) and I are both orphans. I guess that is the correct term for the oldest person perched on the family tree. I prefer the term “apex predator” but even with frequent repetition that descriptor has failed to gain traction. In addition to now standing on top of our family […]

The Pretty Poodles

Let me take a short pause from K Street adventures to introduce two of Max’s very good friends, Miss Bijoux and Miss Luna. Bijoux is the black miniature poodle. She will be 7 this year, the same as Max. Luna is the golden poodle and she’s about 9 years old. Ooh, […]

Purple Pancakes

Having recently discovered Asahi Grill, the home of famous oxtail soup, Max and I were not surprised to learn that the K Streets are home to other gustatory delights. Today we found the home of Ube Pancakes. Ube (Dioscorea alata in the words of Livia Drusilla) is a Filipino word […]

Under the Spreading Butt Tree

Do you ever wake up wondering where you might find the home of oxtail soup? Yeah, me too. So with that question on our minds,  Max and I left the Alpha Japanese Female working at the stove whipping up her famous fried rice and wandered out on the K Streets to […]

Surfing With Whales

Now for something different. Full size: Surfing with whales. Check out this photo gallery of a local body surfer dropping in on a sweet, sweet wave at Pipeline while two humpback whales do the same on the following wave! By photographer J.T. Gray. Here’s  a link to the story . You can […]

I, Husband

I just finished reading “I Am Livia,” a recently published historical fiction novel by Phyllis T. Smith about Livia Drusilla who you will all remember as the wife of Caesar Augustus back in the good old days circa (<—wink, wink, Latin!) 20BC – 50AD. Livia’s rep and street cred took […]

Wacky Wednesday Walk

Apparently the Blood Moon of a couple nights ago seriously affected the Pooh Bear population of the K Streets. Otherwise, how to explain the strange creature that was perched in the tree outside Max’s condo home? Even with the mask it appeared harmless so we simply passed by on our morning […]

Mothra Visits Max’s House

 This whole situation was really my wife’s fault. See, my wife may be the lightest sleeper on all Oahu. A car door slams two blocks away, she wakes up. A tree frog delivers an amphibian aria 18 stories down and she’s up, head moving to triangulate the source of the […]