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July 17, 2017, marked 20 years from the day we lost my father. He was the 9th son of immigrants, and the best dad I could have asked for. My time with dad was split into two phases. One, was … Continue reading

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My Dinner with Friends, Biology is Dumb

A shot after dinner of Randi’s phone. I entitled this: The Past is Calling; it Wants its Phone Back Last night, I had a great time catching up with a few friends I haven’t seen (some of them) since January … Continue reading

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Aloha, Senator Inouye

On Saturday, December 22nd, 2012, I had the opportunity to pay my respects to Senator Daniel Inouye as he lay in state at the Hawaii State Capitol rotunda. I didn’t go to the ceremony held at the beginning, but did … Continue reading

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Bring on the Gingerbread!

Awwwwww yeah!! It’s that time of year… It’s time for the gingerbread to return to bakeries and stores across the USA. In Hawaii, the main places I’ve gone to get gingerbread, are Liliha Bakery, Saint Germain Bakery, Boulangerie Bakery, and … Continue reading

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My dad was a cool dude. I wish you could have met him… I think you would have liked him.

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Theft and Wandering Around Lost

One of my favorites off the Four Calendar Cafe album, released in 1993. It popped into my head tonight for some reason as I was lying on the rug in front of an old episode of The Golden Girls… My … Continue reading

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Pow Wow Hawaii Meets the Friends of the Library in Beautiful Kaka’ako

They were closed. Friends of the Library, that is. I was in the area to go to Fisher, but their parking lot looked pretty jacked-up, so instead I parked near the Friends of the Library building and Mother Waldron Park, … Continue reading

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Just Us

Taken 6/28/12. My cat, Squirrel. Sometimes she follows me around the apartment. Sometimes she leans in, and rests her head against my forehead. I don’t know how she got to be such a sweetie pie. I adopted her last year … Continue reading

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Happy Father’s Day

It’s been fifteen years since I’ve seen my father in the flesh. The last time I saw him, before the funeral, he was lying in his hospital bed, already gone. The hospital called to tell me my father had passed … Continue reading

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