One of my most memorable experiences, while working at Longfellow Books in downtown Portland, Maine, echoes in my mind 14 years later, as I contemplate how I invest my creative energy and what future I may still have as a writer.
After three days of business meetings and tireless socializing, I fled Ko Olina to spend a day in Honolulu. I planned to meet my cousin for dinner, but arrived in the city midday and so decided to wander Waikiki for a few hours in search of souvenirs. Mark and I had exchanged several emails over … Continue reading The Tall Tale Boy, Part II – “The Sun and Moon”
Sunday, February 26th, I stood naked in a large dark hotel room, at the JW Marriott Ihilani Ko Olina Resort in Oahu. I’d just arrived on the island that morning, spent the day with a cousin and her husband who live in Honolulu, visited Kailua beach, then traveled across the island to check into my … Continue reading The Tall Tale Boy, Part I – “A Herring Heart”