Jan 142018
 
The Day After, Hawaiian Style...

After yesterday’s kerfuffle I spent the rest of Saturday and the evening scrubbing the skid marks out of my shorts and binge watching Mad Max movies, you know, for survival tips.  Trust the ol’ Captain when I say the last thing you want to wake up to is an alert on your phone telling you […]

Jan 122018
 
Great Darwin's Holy Beard! I'm Becoming A Hipster...

I made my first foray into the local Whole Foods this week.  I was expecting the worst.  High prices, smug people strutting up and down the aisles, electric cars parked in the lot getting charged up.  Well, two out of three happened. Actually, I was quite pleased with the store.  Well stocked, nice variety, a […]

About 30 Seconds Of What Civilized Weather Looks Like…

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Jan 112018
 

No ‘bomb cyclones’.  No ‘polar vortex’.  No mudslides.  No weather bunnies in tight t-shirts standing in hurricane force winds.  Just sunshine, a nice breeze, and in the low 80’s. How is the view from your cubicle today?  Can you even see outside?  When is the last time you felt some warm tropical air on your […]

Dec 042017
 

The owners of the this fine old mansion decided it was time to upgrade the ancient pipe and faucet set up so we are in day 2 of having some plumbers completely repipe and fixture the house.  They come in bright and early and wake up everybody, clanging pipes, drilling, digging, and whatever the hell […]

Nov 182017
 

Friday came and went and I still have a place to live, as far as I know.  The property inspector was in and out in a few minutes, according to the landlady, and everything is back to normal.  I spent the day mostly on the bus listening to some urban outdoorsmen discussing how the proposed […]

Nov 122017
 

While your mall back up north somewhere is trotting out the stale holiday decorations and cleaning up the pee stained throne for some drunken Santa to sit on whilst he fondles the kids, here in Maui, at the mall, they do some more better things.  Grab your headphones, a bowl of poke’, and enjoy a […]

Oct 282017
 

Thanks to some stormy weather and steady trade winds, some serious waves built up this weekend to the east of Paia.  Down the road a bit further they held the Pe’ahi Challenge, a world class surfing event at a place affectionately known as ,’Jawz’.  Waves were to range in size from, ‘Egads’, to, ‘Ain’t no […]

It Wasn’t A Hurricane..

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Oct 252017
 

All good things come to an end, even in a tropical paradise. This week the perfect weather ended when a massive cold front came barreling through the islands on Monday. It was predicted all the previous week and lived up to the forecast. This thing was big, stretching north all the way to Alaska with […]

Oct 182017
 
Living With The Windows Open...

When I was existing, because it sure as hell wasn’t living, in the depths of Pennsylvania this past summer, there was not a single day which went by without having to take into account the weather.  What I mean is, no matter what the weather was, somebody wasn’t happy with it, and changes had to […]

Oct 052017
 

As you know, I like to travel light.  Probably lighter than the average person.  I carry my trusty Serbag with a few scraps of clothes squished up into compression bags, very handy for saving space btw, a few personal documents, my MacAir of course, and little else.  Things like cosmetics, towel, and other non necessities I […]

Sep 262017
 

You don’t appreciate how different two cultures can be until you leave the more better one, spend some time in the less better one, then return to the more better.  The differences between life here in the middle of the Pacific and the walking death of Pennsylvania are immense. For starters, the obvious…the weather.  Since […]

Sep 222017
 
You're Probably Wondering Where The Hell I've Been...

I know.  I’ve been remiss in posting over the past week but, it’s been a rather interesting said week to be sure.  And as always, you can bet there was adventure, mayhem, stress, and bullshit.  Wanna hear the story?  Of course you do.  Go grab some popcorn and enjoy the tale. So, last week I […]

Jun 272017
 

A few meanderings. It’s been almost two months since I came to this shithole and I still have 2 more to go.  Other than financial, this has been a horrendous mistake.  The weather is bad, I’m bored out of my skull, the weather is bad, I’m putting on weight, the weather is bad, I can’t […]

May 052017
 
A Tale Of Two Islands - Some Final Thoughts...

With but a few days left before I board a plane for the mainland, assuming said plane does not get shot down by a Best Korean missile or I get thrown off, I thought I’d wrap this series up with a few last opinions and review of some of the things I covered regarding Maui and […]

Best Bus Stop Ever…

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Apr 052017
 
Best Bus Stop Ever...

Most times when waiting at a bus stop you might encounter a few other riders, lost tourists, and the occasional urban outdoorsman serenading everyone with an out of tune gitbox and equally out of tune voice.  But at this particular stop which overlooks the park in south Kihei, and the Pacific Ocean, you get to […]