Southern California

Back in the late 2000s, I spent some time living in southern California.  It has so much to offer and I had a great time when I was there.  I was due for a visit since it had been over two years since the last time I went.  I had a lot planned and I spent a…

This Is What It Feels Like

While in Australia with Dan and Dave, a song started playing in the car that caught my attention while we were somewhere between Sarina Beach and Brisbane.  Dave was driving at the time it started playing so I’m guessing it was after we got to the other side of Gladstone.  I had never heard this song before…

Australia, Part 3: Sydney

Sydney was actually the first place I flew into when I landed in Australia.  I had an eighteen hour layover before flying to MacKay to meet Dan and Dave.  After they dropped me off at the Airport in Brisbane, I flew back to Sydney for two days. It was dark already when I landed in…

Australia, Part 2: Brisbane/Gold Coast

After several days of driving, Dan, Dave and I arrived in Brisbane from MacKay.  The next few days were spent hanging around the Brisbane and Gold Coast area.   DAY 1 They dropped me off in the city after I found out that Brooks, a guy I know from Honolulu, happened to be in Brisbane.  After…

Australia, Part 1: Road Trip

I had been communicating with some friends from Toronto for quite some time about the possibility of taking a group trip somewhere.  After some years, we were finally able to meet up in Australia.  This was the first time I travelled with anyone other than myself since my friend Elvis in early 2010.  I was a little…

Retro…..Toronto 2014

I spent some years living in Toronto and loved every minute of it.  But my feelings when I think about when I lived there are bitter sweet due to the way some things turned out and the circumstances surrounding my having to leave.  When I got my current job in Hawaii, I was only given several…

Holidays on Oahu

I got lucky this year in that I got four days off work during the holiday weekend.  Rather than stay in Kona, I decided to fly over to Oahu for my four days since airfare to the US mainland was expensive.  I lived on Oahu for a while a few years ago and I go…

My Gear

From time to time, I get asked what kind of camera I use to capture the images I capture and what techniques I use capture them.   Though I do try selling my artwork online and I do get an occasional paid gig, I don’t consider myself a professional photographer, and I’m sure that I still have a lot…

Seattle

I have always heard good things about Seattle, so I decided to make a trip out there since I knew some people there and had never been before.  I’m glad I did.  Seattle’s natural beauty rivals that of Hawaii and with a daily high of about 54 F, the weather could not have been better. DAY 1…

Oahu Day Trip

My work flew me to Honolulu for my annual physical needed as part of the requirements for my job.  Since I got done early, I tried to make most of the day before flying back to Kona. After I got done with my physical and was given the clear to leave the doctor’s office, I drove over…

The Best Revenge

Forgiveness.  It’s a word we hear all too often when we seek advice about what to do or how to carry ourselves when somebody hurts our feelings.  That’s really the only reason why anyone ever gets angry…..because they got hurt.  Yet so many people don’t know what exactly it means to forgive.  It almost seems…

Sleep Well, My Angel

….The title of a song by the band “We Are The Fallen.” I make it a point every year to travel somewhere on or around my birthday weekend.  This year I decided to go back to Los Angeles for a few days.  I made some great friends while living there, and I make it a…