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

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

Hearing Their Stories

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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!

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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.