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While Caleb and I spent the day at the beach, Josh was out landing a Blackhawk helicopter on the deck of a ship in the Pacific Ocean. Isn’t that amazing? It’s no small task and choppy seas made this landing particularly challenging. I’m thrilled to present GoPro footage of the landing and a few photos of the big event. Prepare to be impressed: View full post »


“As a child, one has that magical capacity to move among the many eras of the earth; to see the land as an animal does; to experience the sky from the perspective of a flower or a bee; to feel the earth quiver and breathe beneath us; to know a hundred different smells of mud and listen un-self-consciously to the soughing of the trees.” — Valerie Andrews, A Passion for this Earth

Winter in Hawaii is a magical time when the temperatures top out at 77F/25C and the sunflower fields in North Shore are in full bloom. I can’t imagine a greater joy than running with my child along a path through a field of sunflowers with the Waianae mountains above and the azure waves of the Waialua coast straight ahead of us. Joy is best when shared, so here is a photo post for the ages: View full post »


I love absolutely everything about the westernmost tip of Oahu. My favorite way to access Ka’ena Point is from the west side of the island because I get to drive through some very non-tourist, aloha-filled towns and enjoy views of sparkling white sand beaches with azure waters beneath dramatic mountainscapes. After the drive, I get to hike a great little cliffside trail to the point and then hang out with monk seals. Want to join in the fun? View full post »