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Mr. Stinky Face With Lipstick

Some of us on this blog will remember January 1, 45 BC although we will likely refer to that year as 709 A.U.C. (ab urbe condita—”from the founding of the city,” meaning Rome.) That was the day the Julian calendar … Continue reading

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A Community Of Dogs

From the top of our condo, urban Honolulu looks to be an undifferentiated mass of concrete spreading out to Diamond Head in the East and the Pacific Ocean to the South. In reality, this sprawl is an aggregation of smaller … Continue reading

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Max Goes Solar

Unless you’ve been living under a rock in the land of the Haboob, you have no doubt followed the flight of the solar airplane across the Pacific. It was an amazing feat. One pilot in an unpressurized, unheated cabin for … Continue reading

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Max Visits the Crater

Max has been face first in the food dish a bit too much of late. We’ve started calling him the Dumpling Dog, or “Dumpling” for short. Occasionally we mix it up and call him Gyoza or Bao, sometimes Empanada or … Continue reading

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Max Floats His Boat

Since 1999, an esoteric Buddhist denomination called Shinnyo-en has sponsored a “Lantern Floating” ceremony on Memorial Day to create a moment of reflection and collective compassion and remember those who have passed. The name “Shinnyo-en” means “a borderless garden of … Continue reading

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Max Gets His Art On

Did you ever stop and consider that public art would be much improved by the addition of a Maltese dog? Me neither. But that didn’t stop us from running around the financial and government districts and blending the small white dog … Continue reading

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Max Visits The End Of The Road

The Malt was frankly suspicious when informed that today’s jaunt would take him to the end of the road. For a dog who soaks up luxury and leisure pursuits, that sounded a bit too challenging to Max. But after a … Continue reading

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Caption This

Max and his Mom went to the park yesterday and I happened to snap the pic shown below. I sent it to the kids and asked for their captions. The responses ranged from “Short Conga Line” to some truly rude … Continue reading

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Max Checks Out The K-Videos

Max the Furbeast decided he wanted to stop by the Pagoda Hotel and see if a fish food treat might be cadged from Uncle Fish. Along the way we passed our favorite Korean video shop and paused to see what … Continue reading

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Max Visits a Heiau

It was a perfect day for a visit to a place of human sacrifice. There were ominous clouds obscuring the mountain tops. A lowering sky, brooding with dark, heavy clouds portended an approaching storm. Today’s destination was the Pu’u o Mahuku heiau. … Continue reading

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