• The Curious Relationship Between an iMac and an Electrical Outlet

    About a month ago, my iMac’s hard drive died (or so I thought). I was working in my office when all of a sudden I heard a pretty loud zap-zap sound from the iMac. A moment later, it shut down. Dark screen. Totally off. A moment after that, it restarted itself, but during the startup …

    March 9, 2022
  • Stumbling onto the LOST beach in Hawaii

    We were on a day trip to Oahu last month. The purpose behind the trip was to learn more about Oahu, scout some neighborhoods, and see more of the island than Honolulu proper. We were up on the north shore, driving around, getting out of the car here and there, all really casual and such. …

    December 11, 2021
  • My Top 10 Snorkeling Tips

    Let’s get the obvious out of the way: I’m not the world’s best snorkeler. (Does such a title/honor even exist?) So why read my snorkeling tips? I get it. I hear you. Look, I’m just a guy who loves snorkeling, has done it a few dozen times, and has a knack for finding turtles, rays, …

    November 27, 2021
  • 2021 General Election Voting Record

    It’s kind of a weird election year this is in our area. All of the positions up for grabs are non-partisan — things like city council, school board, fire commissioners, etc. And I don’t know whether it’s Covid or not, but something seems to have brought out what I would consider a few less-than-ideal candidates. …

    October 17, 2021
  • Was 1983 the Greatest Year in Music History?

    Here’s a list of just some of the great albums that were released in 1983. These are so good and so well-known, that I bet music fans of my generation don’t need me to put the artist’s name next to each one. SynchronicityLet’s DanceWarMurmurFrontiersRebel YellMadonnaPyromaniaEliminatorSeven & The Ragged TigerThe CrossingAn Innocent Man90125She’s So Unusual Metal …

    May 29, 2021
  • Meet Blaze (Also, I’m Exhausted!)

    I guess I’d forgotten how much energy young dogs have. Because we’ve had a new and young dog for about 9-10 hours and I AM EXHAUSTED. 😆 This beautiful girl is Blaze! We debated as a family for the past week about what to name her, and no one really came up with a name …

    May 15, 2021