It’s All About The Journey

“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.”
~Ernest Hemingway

Just a reminder to myself that the stuff that happens while on the journey is what counts the most.

Hearing Their Stories

My wife and I needed coffee while on the road and saw the “Around The Corner Coffee” truck parked on the side of Kamehameha Hwy. The owner, Dylan knows how to make a smooth mocha latte. He shipped his one-time surf school truck from California to Hawaii, converted it to a food truck, and is now trying carve out some success on the North Shore. This week, I have had a few great conversations with first-time encounters. I met a barber who survived 5 apartment fires as a kid in the Bronx and wants to move to Norway. I also met a former college professor from Manhattan at the market and listened to his retirement strategy. It’s great to meet people and hear their stories.

Time to Reboot!

violen and violin

I’m in the middle of a reboot. When I self-published my first children’s book, Violen there were a number of “Doh!” moments, like finding typos. The young man who allowed to be photographed had reminded me that he wanted his identity to be obscured. I wanted to be good to my word, so I re-edited all the photos with an oil-painting app “Glaze” on my iPhone. I also, went through the story and now submitting with with my educator friends to be my editors/proofreaders. Going to start a Kickstarter campaign at the end of the month to self-publish books to get into as many educators in as many schools, libraries, and indie bookstores as I can. If I can get over some silly typo error that I’ve done twice now with where my name belongs on the credits page, then I can publish the eBook version on iTunes and Amazon. I will be sharing the story, a page a day, here on my blog and as social media at the start of the Kickstarter campaign. I’m excited to share my first story.