April

Passed by this and returned.  There is a story here.  Short and trivial most likely. Perhaps not.

Shangri La in March

When in Oahu, take the time to take the tour of Doris Duke’s HI residence dedicated to Islamic Art.  Go to Honolulu Academy of Arts and sign up.  This picture is of the play house, taken from the grounds of the main house.   And listen to this little classic.  ...

Looking Up

A New Year. When next in the Hawaiian Theatre in Chinatown, look up. Ceiling captured during intermission of Roger McGuinn’s performance. All the original members of The Casual Lifters are in town this week.  Gigging at O’toole’s in Chinatown Jan 7th (930pm-late) and Jan 8th at the Historic Officers Club on Hickam (430-730pm)…for those who can, please stop by. Playing an original or two on Jan 8th.   Look...

When the weather is fine

Regardless of weather: search for the ensemble “Ghazal”. Listen to their work titled “The Rain.” Improvisation that inspires. For those Italian red wine lovers: Montepulciano d’Abruzzo (Producer: Citra) Inexpensive and indeed...

Hurricane Season

El Nino may be sticking around.  Hurricanes abound. No longer in drought.  Avocado trees are bearing much fruit. Added Nota Bene to the site. NOAA app now on my phone.  Watch the weather radars.  Fascinating.