With Aloha

I love arriving in Hawaii. Walking off the plane you can feel the aloha. There is a great tropical feel, the humidity, the breeze, the island spirit. It was so exciting to be back, the first time since I had moved from the island. I was happy to be back, happy to be on state … More With Aloha

Done with Contiguous

The United States of America has 48 contiguous states plus Alaska, Hawaii and some territories. Some people refer to the 48 as the continental United States, but really that isn’t quite as accurate as Alaska and Hawaii are part of the continent. Contiguous is a little better because it means the states connected to each … More Done with Contiguous


I drove into Wyoming without a clear-cut plan. I figured the town of Laramie seemed like a good start and it already had a chill in the air, but not to the degree that true fall or winter brings of course. I popped into CrossFit Laramie and the owner was just wrapping up from a … More Jackalope

A Salt Gun

Arriving into Arizona, I had the parents of a good friend eager for me to stay with them. This was delightful as I had spent some time with them before while I lived in Arizona and it would be good to reconnect, and for me to spend some time in a somewhat familiar city as … More A Salt Gun