A conch shell sounded, the call crisp and welcoming. We then began to move forward, after the procession of ali'i, priests
It takes a real man, a gentleman and an aesthete to wear a garland of flowers around his neck. Never betray the lei. Never
Beyond the economic and practical benefits of the motorbike in Hawai'i, the thrills far outweigh the many dangers.
Aiming for extra curricular class credit, this abbreviated dissertation shall detail the economic, philosophical, lifestyle
I was seduced by the newsletter from the Honolulu Museum of Art. A big, feline eye with long lashes was winking at me. "The Hot Lava Hukilau, a Hawaiian-Style Burlesque Celebration." I asked myself, "By golly, what is Hawaiian-style burlesque? I'd like to know!"
The wild changes in the short history of the modern surf culture are widely debated, evidenced and documented, yet little has been written about the humor of the lifestyle. As the concept of the surf film was evolving, it must be noted that laughs and comedy gags were an integral part of the new medium.
With great respect to our responsibilities, I had curtailed early the shenanigans from the night before. Unlike my friend Dave, who perked up for a swan dive at 12:30 AM into the debaucheries of Honolulu's Chinatown. Last night, he had the look of a man possessed. Surely, he would be having a difficult time at the race this morning.
Such an august panel is to be cherished, for time is fleeting. The ancient legends will soon give way to the Baby Boomer legends and they to the X, Y and Z Generation legends. I shudder to think of the panel of the future Millennial.
Yes. It's true. In Hawai'i, everyone has six or seven jobs going at one time. It's the least you can do to scratch out a meager existence. Anything less, and you are popping a tent in a park.
I had a great time. I am not sure what I saw, but I loved it. I laughed loudly at least once every minute. Life, and entertainment, rarely gets better than that.
HULA MOON Vol. XX: The Thoroughbreds Of The Honolulu Biennial; 13 Artists Bare It All; The MacFarlane's Royal Roost
I am laying my money down. The Honolulu Biennial is going to be a huge success and a great boon to the state. The well-established concept has all of the right elements of innovation, location and brilliance for international art world support, a universe I know much about, hence my bet.
In our times, as we give more and more of our souls to our handheld machines, we humans are walking away from our core selves and the very existence of our being.
HULA MOON Vol. XVIII: Duke Kahanamoku and the Great Rescue of 1925; My Two Dukes; A Slap Upside The Head
On June 14, 1925, a chubasco, an unexpected swift and violent squall, came barreling through Southern California, specifically Newport Beach. A chubasco is a very intemperate storm, shocking in its violence and strength.
HULA MOON Vol. XVII: Secret Smoke Spots of Stoner Barry, Part I; Rain Without a Cloud in the Sky; Manoa Chocolate and Sweet Economic Drivers
The beauty of the panoramic view can only be described in elaborate poetic terms, a task I will leave to others. High in the hills above Honolulu, a short walk onto a vast lawn will present a beautiful view of Diamond Head.
HULA MOON Vol. XVI: Jake Shimabukuro and the Shining Symphony; My Fascist Hawai'i Landlord, Case No. 17; Hawai'i Chocolate
In this life, there are great shining moments. Two weeks ago, the guy just had his second kid, another boy. At this time, his job is also demanding his heart and soul, 24/7.
Recently, Hollywood coughed up a hairball of a romantic comedy. It is set on the Hawai'i islands and it is titled "Aloha."
His talent is unbelievable and incredible and worthy of our rapt attention. Not only is his technical skill exemplary, his interests and ideas are smart, fascinating, entertaining and with varying degrees of humor. He is a quiet warrior.
The art world is a swiftly flowing river. The currents shove every artist along, indiscriminately, at a fast clip. A few pass by twice while most flow through only once. Sometimes, an artist can get lodged along the riverbank, snagged onto a hold. Sometimes that "new land" grows into a promontory.
HULA MOON Vol. XIII: Once 5 Minutes, Now an Hour. Sweet Economic Drivers, Part 1: All Aloha, Almost All the Time
A few heads bobbed in agreement. This meeting was like all of the monthly breakfast meetings of the Greater Hawai'i Economic Think Tank And Drinking Society. Brilliant business ideas were flung into the air like clay pigeons, only to be shotgunned down in small pieces.