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Category Archives: Family

Whatever Happened to My Beautiful Sister Susan

People who’ve read my memoir Wrong Side of the Tracks know that my sister left home when she was about 20 years old to join what we realized gradually was a cult. So I’ve been asked, what happened to her,

Kalua Pig Ho’olehua Style – A Film About Molokai By My Son Brett

Here’s some news I’m proud of. My son Brett is currently documenting the old school ways of Molokai. He’s making a film about the life that Molokai locals value above all else….above money, above power, above acclaim, above self. This

New Entrepreneurial Endeavors Coming to Hawaii

Now that my book Wrong Side of the Tracks, is published, I’m focused on an exciting new endeavor — giving back to my heritage. Bringing a positive environment to the indigenous business community of the Hawaiian Islands is my next

The Entrepreneurial Spirit and Conquering Life’s Challenges

People ask me “Hey what’s up with the bull logo on the spine of Wrong Side of the Tracks, and the name of your company, Still Standing Publishing?” I tell them it’s my company…I’ve self-published the book. Like me going

Enjoying Feedback About the Book

  I’m thrilled to see that Wrong Side of the Tracks is for sale all over now through my web site and Amazon, both as an eBook and paperback. “So do you feel like an author now?” everyone I know

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Chasing the American Dream

I gradually escaped the fate of my big brother Bill. I began to take things more seriously, to stay out of juvenile hall. I finished college, did well at amateur surfing tournaments, had some wonderful girlfriends, and somehow began to

Growing Up Wasn’t Easy: Mental Illness in the Family

It’s hard to write a book. I learned that writing is a lot of rewriting, editing, revision, reconsideration, rewriting again. I’ve tried to get it all in, but only what really counts. I wanted to tell the story of my

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