The Need to Flee

“I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travels sake. The great affair is to move.” Robert Lewis Stevenson – Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes There are times when running away is fun. To get away from all the grown up and expected responsibilities that label us once we pass the age of twenty-one. For me, the need to flee is nothing new. I dream and wonder, “What if?” or “How did that.. Read More

Oh So Simple

“Here is the test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished: if you’re alive, it isn’t.”-Richard Bach I can’t believe that it’s been a month plus since returning to the mainland. I was foolish enough to think that a little rest and returning to my old stomping grounds would make me ok and ready to roll again. Boy was I wrong! For one week, I floated between sleep and half wakefulness… Read More

Love the Land (G and G part 3)

“Every moment and every event of every man’s life on earth plants something in his soul.” During the month of January, I started a personal event called gratitude and giving. It is my way to give back to others for the blessings I’ve received. Through this volunteer program came another challenge. In the next series of events and through Hawaiian Islands Land Trust and group leader, Scott Fisher, I completed another goal. James.. Read More

Volunteer Your Services (G and G part 2)

“Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.”-James Baldwin In this month of gratitude and giving, I used my time earlier this week to volunteer. Hale Kau Kao food kitchen has a saying, “Feeding with compassion and Aloha.” The building, at St. Theresa’s’ Church, 25 West Lipoa Street in Kihei, is celebrating their twenty-third year serving food to those in need. They are also.. Read More

Go Lila, it’s your Birthday!

“Maturity is the capacity to endure uncertainty”-John Finley A busy birthday The party may be over, but the memories will never end. This has been one of the best days of my life and it all started with some very special people. All you need is love Prior to the actual birthday, so many other things have gone on. Moving for the third time, working with the Pacific Whale Foundation, attending a one.. Read More

It’s my Birthday, Hey!

“If you do nothing unexpected, nothing unexpected happens.”- Fay Weldon The Chipmunks It’s not my official birthday yet but I’m celebrating the month of, anyway. This is an ongoing treat that I started many years ago. It started with gifts to myself and then major trips around the world. This month, as stated on my other website, Roadway News 2, this month is of gratitude and giving. Instead of taking, I’m giving of.. Read More

Gratitude and Giving (chp.1)

The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience.”- Emily Dickerson Happy Birthday to me! This is my birthday month. A new year, a new day with many possibilities. I have racked myself trying to figure out what to do or where to go to celebrate this passage of time. After all, I will be a speed limit this year (55) and there are so many things to do. I’ve decided to.. Read More

Send a little love my way

“Friendship isn’t about whom you have known the longest…It’s about who came, and never left your side.”-Unknown During the holiday season, there are many people who haven’t anyone to spend these special moments with. In fact, its assumed that during this time of year, suicides and depression increase. According to several studies including one by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, “Researchers found that depression rates and suicides actually drop during the winter months and peak in the spring.”.. Read More

It’s Hana Baby!

“All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.”-Martin Buber If you ever travel to Maui, HI you must take the one time trip to Hana. I’ve traveled it three times within the last five months and still find something new that I missed the time before. Starting from Pa’ia, an upbeat town of shops and eateries. You can find art work by local artists, clothing by top name companies and grab a bite at any of the.. Read More

Services Rendered Shout Out (chp. 2)

“No act of kindness no matter how small is ever wasted.”-Aesop A recent trip to Red Sands Beach, proved to be slightly damaging to my son’s pride and body. After climbing a reef to capture some fantastic wave shots on his cell phone, an oops” moment transpired. A large wave hit the reef, throwing him off guard and in turn to lose his cell in the water. While reaching down to recover it, he also.. Read More

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