Posted on 05.30.14 under aquaponics
The pesto from this basil the the macadamia nuts was amazing!
In the morning, the cilantro glistens with oils — never tasted cilantro so juicy.
Posted on 05.25.14 under Uncategorized
Posted on 05.22.14 under Uncategorized
Posted on 05.07.14 under departed friends
I heard that an old friend died today.
I last saw him 25 years ago at his ex-wife’s house in Kailua. He was driving a leased black Mustang. The new girlfriend stayed in the car.
I remember an extravagant Kobe steak dinner he treated me to in Kyoto when he was living high on the hog — but on credit. He had taken a crazy jump from a cozy tenured position as an art teacher to start up a windsurfing company that never got off the ground. He told me going public was like printing money. Boy was I impressed. He was going from printing lithographs and intaglio to dollar bills. He was our teacher. I didn’t understand what money was back then. I know better now. We all do…
He ended up an alcoholic who robbed a bank in downtown Honolulu and then went to a bar a block away on Hotel Street to get a drink. When the TV behind the bartender showed the surveillance camera photo of him at the teller, he was busted.
He must have wanted to get caught.
At least that’s what I remember. Jumbled conversations that might be true. Uncertain contextual misunderstandings, outright lies. His heart’s desire an ambition that was 50% illusion, 50% macho bluff — a perfectly crazy dream.
Russell, I choose to remember you as you were before, when you were golden. RIP…