Gravity Can Wait

Ever seen a skateboarder or snowboarder doing tricks where they seem to hang in mid-air for a second? That imagery is what inspired the song “Gravity Can Wait”. In that brief moment of weightlessness, it seems that gravity can wait…


Life Ingesting Plastic Ain’t Fantastic — Our trash problem

Our trash is washing up on a Hawaiian beach, or ingested by the seafood we eat. Think about that.

Everything from crates to minuscule plastic pieces strewn along the beach.

It’s the most beautiful beach we know. Turquoise waters, fine…


Taxes for musicians

Deductions for 2017

Let me preface this by stating that I’m not a tax accountant or expert by any stretch of imagination. I’m just a musician doing my taxes and learning how it works along the way. I’m sharing what…


“Retired” at 30. What Now?

Photo from our trip to Hawaii, Feb 2018.

As we finished breakfast today, George asked me:

“What do you want to do today?”

Exactly a month ago, I officially resigned from my position at a Silicon Valley company to “retire”…


Chasing the sun

Ocean sunsets can be spectacular. Ocean sunrises, while usually a bit more subdued, are at the very least an inspirational way to greet the morning.

But how often can you see both in one day?

We decided to give it…


The Sands of Time

The Russians have taken the beach. The Japanese, apparently, ceded control peacefully sometime in the night.

Gone are the formal Japanese wedding parties. Gone are the couples posing in front of the sea, with coconut trees providing a handy frame…


Under the Sea

Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle swimming in the lagoon with us.

The previous day, we had the pleasure of making the acquaintance of two Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles. I even caught one on camera up close. Now we were back with…


I think we can all relate to some degree and logically so.

I think we can all relate to some degree and logically so. By definition, most things, people, places are average.

As to why people rave about average things, it’s probably a combination of personal taste and the experiences that color…


Perhaps you’re conflating the hustler and the workaholic.

Perhaps you’re conflating the hustler and the workaholic. The hustle is about being resourceful and advancing your business efficiently. Not keeping busy till you drop. Overworking is not efficient. I agree with the sentiment but not the terminology :)


Gravity Can Wait

I’m staring at white, yellow and black fish swimming nonchalantly in the clear turquoise water, just a few inches from my nose. I’m lying face-down on my newly conquered island with my head hanging over the edge. As the floating…


Hawaiian Thunderstorm

The happiest-looking storm you’ll ever see

As soon as we booked our flights, it dawned on us that we hadn’t checked the weather forecast for O’ahu. Naturally, the prediction was a full week of thunderstorms. We shrugged it off and…