Thru Jim's Eyes


Hawaii is an amazing place of opposing happenings. This culture is living and breathing and dying all at the same time. My new friend, Uncle Junior, has been fishing since he was 12 or 13. He shares his story with me about how he learned fishing from his grandfather. He shows me a conch shell.  It was huge and beautiful. I feel his pride in finding it and collecting such a large… Read More

I am sitting, watching the ocean. It’s so beautiful with it’s different shades of blue. I listen to music with my headphones on.  I feel the wind on my face.  I close my tired eyes as people drift past me, walking through the resort and enjoying their vacation. As I relax, eyes closed, getting into the rhythm of the beat of the music playing in my ears, I smell the ocean.  As… Read More

I am standing in Kona de Pele Cafe on Ali’i Drive in Kailua-Kona, Hawai’i. I am waiting for my wife’s chai to be made. We just ate a good breakfast at Bongo Ben’s Island Cafe. Satiated, I look out to the ocean water of Kailua Bay. The light blue of the clear water denoting a sandy bottom ripples up and down next to the deeper blue water covering the black lava rock…. Read More

I love Kona. I was just driving through the district of South Kona and it is so green and so very beautiful. When you drive south from Waikoloa Beach, driving through the lunar landscape which is the lava fields, you eventually pass Kona International Airport (KOA) to your right. The airport looks over the water as it is situated next to the ocean on the west side of The Island of Hawaii…. Read More

In the wee hours of the morning all is still, all is quiet. In the wee hours of the morning the moon is setting and the sun still sleeps. The geckos have not warmed their cold blooded bodies, the clouds are still dark all in anticipation of the new morning’s show. The birds start the show with an early morning song. They call to the sun stating that it’s time to wake up, time… Read More

My wife and I met 11 years ago and we are finally enjoying living the life of our dreams. Travel has been something we have never shied away from. In fact we both believe in taking around 2 months off each year. And we have. My previous career allowed us to do that. It allowed her to not have to work and me to take as much time off as we could… Read More

My wife says I am walking like a duck since I hurt my back. She says I walk like her Uncle Donald.  Evidently, he had back challenges as well.  I think she is funny. I check out the way I am walking.  She’s right.  I am walking like a duck. Last year Leise and I purchased the Skechers Shape-Ups walking shoes. They are designed to tone your body, straighten your spine, give… Read More

Relaxing on Hapuna Beach, Hawaii as the sun winks it’s last goodbye of the day.

An acquaintance of mine was asking me this morning about sales. She just started in the industry of sales and said she didn’t know anything about sales. I was dumbfounded. Things which I take for granted and thought everyone knew, I find out they don’t.  I told her it’s like dating. I asked her if she had ever had a relationship with someone. She said yes. I told her, “Then you have… Read More