This should have been my very first post…

Growing up in Hawaii in the 50s and 60s you were somewhat sheltered from the outside world. Then, Hawaii was a close knit place not complicated, not hard, but simple, certain and safe.
My childhood was centered around a loving family. It was pretty much a “Cosby” or “Leave it to Beaver” scenario. It was predictable. When you have parents who care and kids that are goody to-shoes there’s not a whole lot of drama that’s going to happen.

I learned later in life that there’s more to life than me. A self-centered person living in a self-centered world. You see I firmly believe my life didn’t really start until I married my wife in October of 1971. For the first time in my short life I’ve done something that will have a profound impact on me in the years to follow.

So I write these stories, whatever you want to call them, so you might know what I know, the how, the why of things that matter to me as a person, as a husband, and now as a grandfather. I dedicate this to my kids that they might read and know about their dad, and that they always remember it is “they” who have kept me going all these years.

And if I have help someone along the way, that would make my heart leap knowing that I was an influence on their life’s journey.

Photos: Top, Kailua Beach
Bottom: Pounders Beach, Laie, Oahu


4 thoughts on “This should have been my very first post…

    • Hi Mike thanks for your comment. I miss that simple life I really do, I remember I used to leave my kids on the beach and go surfing for an hour or two without a worry in the world. Maybe a little naïve on my part but it felt safe back them and it doesn’t feel safe now.

      Not sure if I was a lucky guy or not but it was a great time for me. And a you sir having been married this long and still in love are the exception to the rule.

      Wishing you and your goodwife continued health and happy times.

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    • Hi Nadine, we try to get home when we can, with prices skyrocketing it is becoming less and less. I hope you make it to Hawaii one day it really has something to offer once you can get through all the cement and traffic … only on Oahu of course.

      Appreciate you taking the time to read my blog and thanks for your comments. Aloha

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