Monthly Archives: December 2011

Free and Alone

I am, right now, completely alone; completely alone with Shelly-my car. I could drive anywhere. I could leave right now and tell no one where I am going. The world is my oyster. I have not been completely alone for … Continue reading

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Parenting is for Keeps

I remember when my son was just born and was at the hospital filling out some form. The person I was talking to asked “mother’s name” and I gave my mother’s name. Imagine my shock when really, they were asking … Continue reading

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Thank You for Not Smoking

Back in the day, well, maybe not so long ago, I was a smoker. No, nothing exotic like clove cigarettes or anything illegal, just plain old Marlboro Lights. Reds were too harsh, Camels too cool and menthol too much. I … Continue reading

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Mele Kalikimaka

Christmas celebrating started as it always does with an extremely large Hawaiian family get-together in Kahaluu on Christmas Eve. This get together is populated with my significant others’ relations from his father’s side. His Dad has six living siblings who … Continue reading

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Finding the Spirit

I have to admit to feeling rather scrooge like up until last weekend when we got our Christmas tree. Due to the lateness in even looking for a tree in town, I was pretty certain that at some point I … Continue reading

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Daddy-Oh

We have been back in Hawaii less than a month but part of me feels like I never left. Many, many things are the same; where we live; my job and my fun and freedom-giving little orange car. Now I … Continue reading

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Seeing the Disease

It is interesting being back at work and talking to people to who read my blog. Sometimes I will be relaying something that happened to me when I was in NY and they will be like, yeah, I read your … Continue reading

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