I Don’t Send Hallmark Cards Through Email… Hallmark Virus Hoax

I noticed my spam email account has been getting flooded with the latest version of the Hallmark Virus.

Remember folks… it’s a Virus and can and probably will infect your computer!


And FWIW… I quit sending internet cards in general because of things such as this.

I don’t open them either… so if you want to send me a card… make sure it includes a “Damon Dollar“.

June Jones vs. UH Settlement Details: The Video

I’m still amazed at how many people are interested in the Lily Kahumoku/June Jones story I posted a long time ago.  :shock:


Manta Ray in Slaters Way

This is a great clip from this weekends surf contest on the North Shore of Oahu.

Kelly Slater is riding a wave when a Manta Ray gets in his path.


Opening Up My Blog to Anonymous Comments

Someone complained that you had to type in an email address to make a comment on my blog.

I can understand why some people would want to comment anonymously.

I’m going to remove the requirement that one has to enter an email  so that people who wish to comment anonymously still can.

Hawaii vs. Notre Dame: Hawaii Bowl Vegas Line

I’m not much of a gambling man… but I know there are people out there that are.


Former Hilo Resident Editor for Mainland Hawaii Paper… Great Site for Hawaiian Music Reviews

I don’t know why I haven’t mentioned this site earlier.

Northwest Hawai’i Times is a paper that is run out of the Pacific Northwest by a few people that have ties to Hawaii in one way or another.  It’s a monthly paper that has interesting articles that is geared towards people in the Northwest who may have moved there from the islands.

The editor and publisher, Rochelle delaCruz, is a Hilo native herself.

There are many different sections to the paper: Food Stuffs, Kama’aina Profiles, Photo Galleries… etc.

It also has a section that has a music review that is done by someone that I greatly respect.

Gregg Porter’s monthly Review of New Releases is a must read for anyone that enjoys Hawaiian Music.

His current article features the new releases of Tia Carrere/Danielle Ho as well as Amy Hanaiali’i.

Others might know Gregg locally  as “The Voice of the Radio”. ;)

Check it out: Gregg Porter Music Reviews

More Journalists to the “Roll” – Nancy Cook Lauer and Paula Bender

It seems more and more journalists are learning the value of the digital era and are turning to blogs to write about things that interest them without worrying about getting paid for things.

Nancy worked as the Hawaii state Capitol reporter for Stephens Media Group, whose newspapers include West Hawaii Today, the Hawaii-Tribune-Herald and the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

She informed me this morning of her new blog “All Hawaii News” and even though she has only posted one post so far, I know that with a little incentive, soon enough she will be a full fledged blogger!  I’m adding her to my blogroll immediately.

Another Freelance Writer and Journalist who I’ve never met personally but have communicated with on and off for a few years is Paula Bender, AKA “Lavagal“.  She writes for the East Oahu Sun and you can also see a lot of her articles in HMSA literature.

It was strange, I got an email from both of these fine journalists this morning telling me to check out their blogs… and I look forward to having them on my “Roll”.  I have followed the writings of both of these ladies for the last few years and I’m glad they are finally “Blogging”

So checkout “All Hawaii News” and “Lavagal” for some more island bloggers that I highly respect (Although they just recently started blogging)

Today’s KO

Nothing like a good old school dance:


3.3 Earthquake Registered on Kilauea

A minor earthquake occurred at 7:15:50 AM (HST) on Sunday, December 14, 2008 .
The magnitude 3.3 event occurred 15 km (9 miles) WSW of Kilauea Summit.
The hypocentral depth is 14 km ( 9 miles).

More Here

Power Outtage In Pahoa

I just heard that the area near Montessori Schools and Pauls Gas Station is having a power outtage right now.