JKAI 2012 (1)

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[…]

JKAI 2012 (1)

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,[…]


Hilo – We Got The Goods!

When you take inventory of the key attributes that we have here in Hilo, it is rather amazing.  We have the right infrastructure in place, albeit they are a little outdated and definitely in need of a facelift and upgrade. That aside, we have some good bones!  Take a look: Deep Water Harbor – This definitely[…]


AirBnB – The Only Way To Travel!

It’s summer time and the living’s easy!  As you start to plan out your summer trips, do yourself a favor and check out this option for your accommodations.  Rather than staying in a sterile, over priced hotel or resort, consider renting out a personal residence in the area.  It will not only be a whole[…]

Down Town Dogs - Hilo

Downtown Dogs

I’ve passed by the storefront located on 157 Keawe Street in downtown Hilo on many occasions.  I’d do a slow drive-by and try to peek through the windows to get a sense of what’s up and what goes on in there. Well, I don’t know what took me so long but I finally contacted them[…]