Becka06The last time I saw Kabecka she was called “Becky” and she was the shy young girl next door who I knew close to nothing about. This visit home to Maui I was asked to do a photo shoot with her to build up a modeling portfolio, and I was pleasantly surprised by the charming young lady I encountered on the the other side of my lens. Without much modeling experience to speak of, I’d say she was a natural, and I’m excited to see where her pursuits take her.


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Hana Regatta


This was the first Regatta I’ve been to that I can remember, my dad raced when I was really young, and we did pretty well considering the relentless rain and wind that endured the whole weekend. I am racing in this picture, so I had a friend take a few shots of the pier. The rest are mine, and thank you Pali for this. We paddled to Alau Island and back, coming in fourth. I am so thankful to have been a part of this tradition mind and body. The main purpose of the regatta is to commemorate the crew of the Sarah Joe, a fishing boat that vanished off the coast of Hana 30 years ago. A family member of each of the five crew members was honored with a lei made by the Hana Canoe Club.

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These roots do this to me.

Wound in the ground like the the veins near my heart.

Keep us breathing.

The twists are as tangled as teenage love. Without the naiveté.

They write names in your skin

thinking it promises some kind of permanence.

Years after we are gone, your branches will keep shape.

You are the mother.

near this river where the saplings want to know your grace.

You are the outside peace.


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Monyca had to do a speedy blog post for her new Roxy outdoor fitness bikini and we thought, let’s enjoy this and jump in Waioka. The pool was stunning. And very cold for Hawaii standards. It was a quick, lovely jaunt. These are my favorites.

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