*Author's Note: I plan on using the blog posts to expound on being Hawaiian in multiple posts thought this blog's life, hence the 1 in the title. There is a lot to reflect on and "On being Hawaiian" is a good way to encapsulate all of those ideas, criticisms, musings, wonderings, etc. that goes through … Continue reading On Being Hawaiian (1)
My last post helped to relieve some of those feelings that I had deep within my na'au. I was better able to explain how I felt the situation was being viewed versus how I viewed it. There still lingered something though. A sort of longing heartache that echoed through my bones. It was subtle, but … Continue reading See You On The Mauna!
Mauna Kea is the tallest mountain in the world, if measured from the seafloor. What you see is what is visible to us, the often snow-capped peaks, the sloping land down to Hilo Bay, the winding roads going up the saddle and up the mountain. What you don't see is the huge base, hidden away, … Continue reading Mauna Kea is Just the Tip of the Mountain
*From Facebook, Dec 12, 2017 I never grew up with a dog. I never even thought about getting one when I got older, got married, and had kids. My wife did, my kids did, but me? I was firm against it. Then a couple of years ago, I had a change of heart. My kids … Continue reading Goodbye Lily IPA
***Full disclosure up front: I have been a fan of the Philadelphia Eagles since around 1988/89 (more on that in a post-Superbowl blog post hopefully) and its important to note that this this post isn't about hating on the Patriots as we head into Superbowl LII, but just a thinking piece on the NFL. My … Continue reading Don’t Hate the Playa’, Hate the Game: A look at the NFL and its recent dynasty
So it happened. Again. What happened you ask? The NCAA Football Championship and the outrage over the selection for who should be the best in college football. Ironically, the NCAA does not actually crown an actual NCAA champion in collegiate football. That right. Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer, Lacrosse...they all have an NCAA Champion while football does … Continue reading The more things change, the more they stay the same…In NCAA football that is
You remember the scene above from the 2000 film "Remember the Titans" don't you? Mr. Bosley gets up from his seat and yells towards the field "He's taking Alan out! Yoast!" Its made funny by a little Hayden Panettiere telling him his son is getting beat like he stole something. But its not funny that … Continue reading Annoying Sports Parents…Yeah i’m one of ’em, but i’m trying not to be!
The end of the year is upon us so lets get to which beers tasted in 2016 made a favorable impression on yours truly. To be eligible, the beer had to have been tasted in the calendar year 2016 and logged into Untappd. With 202 beers, ciders, and hard sodas eligible, it was tough, but … Continue reading 2016 Gravyallovah Beer Awards
Been awhile since i've been here. Lots of thoughts have come and gone, lost to the ether. I have spent too much time on social media blathering on and on about such things about the election, fake news articles, and the dumbing down of human kind. While it would be good to post some of … Continue reading Guess Who’s Back? or some announcements for what is to come
The great Andre Young once said: “So give me one more platinum plaque and fuck rap, you can have it back.” An obvious reference to how much things have changed in rap from when he first started out. He just wants to get his and leave it alone. That’s how I see President Obama’s announcement … Continue reading “You know it’s funny when it rains it pours. They got money for wars, but can’t feed the poor” -2Pac