The Need to Flee

Posted on October 26, 2013

“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 …Read More

Oh So Simple

Posted on June 3, 2013

“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 …Read More

Love the Land (G and G part 3)

Posted on March 3, 2013

“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 …Read More

Volunteer Your Services (G and G part 2)

Posted on February 5, 2013

“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 …Read More

Go Lila, it’s your Birthday!

Posted on February 5, 2013

“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 …Read More

It’s my Birthday, Hey!

Posted on January 23, 2013

“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 …Read More

Gratitude and Giving (chp.1)

Posted on January 9, 2013

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 …Read More

Send a little love my way

Posted on December 19, 2012

“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, …Read More

It’s Hana Baby!

Posted on December 14, 2012

“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 …Read More

Services Rendered Shout Out (chp. 2)

Posted on December 10, 2012

“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 …Read More