Remembering when I first remembered the 9/11 terrorist attacks

For me, remembering the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist hijackings and attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon means remembering my friend Chris Atencio. My Newport Beach, California neighbor and close friend at the time, it was he who woke me up that morning to tell me what was happening (he didn't own a television, but … Continue reading Remembering when I first remembered the 9/11 terrorist attacks

Leaving Maui, Part II: Things I did

I arrived on Maui on Aug. 28, 2003 as something of a misfit. Rather than spend my life working so that I could move to a tropical paradise, I had actually rarely given living in Hawaii any thought. Instead, moving to Maui meant a promotion–in this case, from a general assignment, sometime investigative reporter at … Continue reading Leaving Maui, Part II: Things I did