Dec 052016
 

Allow me please, to interrupt the Off The Grid series because I came across a couple articles in the local Key West fish wrapper which I want to expound upon.  The Sunday edition has two stories:  One in regards to the infamous shopping center with a wallymart planned for Rockland Key.  You’ll need to buy a […]

Dec 042016
 

In the previous post about living off the grid, Hawaiian Style, I mentioned the possibility of buying a piece of land here in Hawaii and building a small house for less than the cost of new vehicle.  Would you like to see an example? Say hello to Kristie Wolfe.  Kristie has made a nice little […]

Dec 022016
 

In the previous post about Living Off The Grid, Hawaiian Style, I talked at length about the unaffordability of mainstream housing in the islands, at least when it comes to buying something.  Which leaves renting or going with something off the grid and/or tiny.  When one goes off the grid to live, there are three […]

Dec 012016
 

Finding an affordable place to live in Hawaii is a challenge.  I looked at all sorts of options before coming out here and I am still looking today, despite how nice the place is where I currently rent.  As is my M.O., I am alway looking for something different, out of the ordinary, off the […]

Nov 282016
 
The Swap Meet...

Back to some happier stuff.  Every Saturday morning on the campus of the University of Hawaii at Kahului there is a local swapmeet/fleamarket.  It’s a cool little set up with a few hundred vendors selling arts & crafts, mostly homemade, clothing, and lots of locally grown produce and other goodies.  I stopped in over the […]

Good Riddance You Son Of A Bitch…

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Nov 272016
 
Good Riddance You Son Of A Bitch...

It’s not often one can revel in the fact someone else has died, but in this case, an exception can be made.  Fidel Castro, Cuban dictator and all around asshole finally smoked his last cigar this past Friday.  For those of you not born in the 1950’s, Castro was one of the three big bogey men […]

Stay Out Of Retail…

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Nov 262016
 
Stay Out Of Retail...

As the riots over towels and toilet paper continue, I sit back out here in the middle of the Pacific and remember with great fondness, the many years I worked retail during the holiday season…just kidding.  It was hell on earth. If you work retail, number one…quit now.  Get out while you still have some semblance […]

We Will Never Learn…

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Nov 252016
 

Once again, as it seems every year, our country shows the rest of the world how stupid we really are.  Yes boys and girls, and those who can’t make up their minds, it’s our favorite time of the year once again…the day after Thanksgiving.  Instead of relaxing and digesting the big dinner from the day before, […]

Nov 242016
 

And if anyone tries to throw a guilt trip on you for enjoying so much good food, whack ’em upside the head with a drumstick.  The only thing you should feel guilty about is body slamming Gramma to get at the last slice of pie.  But then again, she should not have gotten between you […]

Might As Well Join The Fun…

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Nov 222016
 

I’ve decided to run a little sale for the holidays.  Since I can’t sell my charming wit and devastating good looks, (at least not without violating some stupid court order), I’m having a sale on the next best thing, my wonderful collection of ebooks.  From now until the end of the year, you can get […]

Nov 132016
 

Enough with all the election bullshit.  Time to move on to more important matters. I’ve begun the process of making Hawaii my permanent residence.  It’s going to take a few more months to complete, mainly due to logistics and tax purposes, but by the spring, if all goes right, and the new government does not […]

Nov 102016
 
Are You Not Entertained?...

My goodness.  Quite a spectacle wasn’t it?  Lots of theatrics, drama, comic relief, and in the end, everybody lost, except of course for the owners of this country who are laughing at us whilst sitting on their luxury yacht sipping champagne, eating the meat of some endangered species, and grabbing women’s genitals. Let me preface […]

Nov 062016
 

I despise winter, as any of you who follow this overdue-for-some-sort-of-an-award-winning blog well know.  It’s not just the cold, snow, freezing temps, gray skies, lack of warmth, slush, icy dark hell, and a mass of crappy holidays, it’s the damn time changes we go through every year. Said time change took place last night and […]

Nov 052016
 
Sandals, Slippers, & Flip Flops...

Very few people here in Hawaii wear what would be considered regular footwear.  Shoes, boots, and the like.  Some do, out of necessity for work or other activities, but by far, the majority out here wear open style footwear, namely, as the title suggests, sandals, slippers, and flip flops. When I arrived here I had […]

Nov 032016
 
A Taste Of Maui...

One of the things I planned on doing when I got to Hawaii was to sample as much of the local cuisine as possible.  With the exception of darwinawful Mexican/Latino/southwest cooking, which I despise, I pretty much enjoy a lot of other dishes from other cultures.  I grew up on the classic meat and taters […]

Nov 022016
 
Eatin' Out On Maui...

I’m not big on restaurants.  Most of the time I prefer to just eat at home.  Restaurants are usually too expensive, the food is of questionable quality, and the waitstaff are one condescending sneer away from getting slapped in the face with a plate of fries.  Nevetheless, I do get tired of my own cooking […]