Gratitude is My Attitude!

Sometimes, I just want to have the life of a dog.  Like the puppy in this picture. Look at him! No stress, no goals, no worries, no ego.  Just be and be free.  Look how happy this little guy is! 2016 is quickly coming to a close and all of the major holidays are right[…]


East Hawaii and Hilo FAQ Book

This is a nice little guide called the East Hawaii FAQ Book, to answer most of the frequently asked questions about living on the East side of the Island of Hawaii.  It’s put out by our local newspaper, the Hawaii Tribune Herald.   Here is a link > East Hawaii FAQ Book   It answers[…]


#ReadyAimPodcast Episode 9: Dollar Shave Club – Our Blades are F***ing Great!   I first learned of Dollar Shave Club after coming across their hilarious YouTube video that quickly became a viral sensation – 22.5 million views!  After sharing the video with other friends, I signed up and became a raging fan for this unique yet simple and much[…]

Merry Monarch accommodations in Hilo

Charming Hilo Cottage Hilo, HI, United States Located on Akolea Road in Upcountry Hilo and only minutes from downtown. This spacious cottage is the perfect home base for your Big Island adventures. Take in the views of Hilo bay from a large … Vacation Rentals in Hilo

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My Sleep Apnea Story, Part 2: You Down With UPPP?

In Part 1 of My Sleep Apnea Story, I covered the process of getting diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea and the various treatment option paths that I went down in my effort to alleviate my symptoms in a quest to improve the quality of my sleep.   After unsuccessfully using the CPAP mask, the mouthguard[…]

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My Sleep Apnea Story, Part 1: Diagnosis and Options

I recently went under the knife to take care of a lingering health issue that I’ve been battling for a number of years. The procedure is called an Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty or as it’s more commonly referred to, a UPPP.  The UPPP procedure is done in conjunction with a tonsillectomy, which is the surgical removal of the tonsils,[…]