I have a laundry bag that has a saying on it. It says "it all comes out in the wash." The author of that quote must have been a man, because they forgot one thing. Blood stains. It can be rinsed, things can be treated and washed, but it always stains. Women have the deepest … Continue reading Stained


Jazz and Jesus

I love jazz. Nothing relaxes me more on a lazy, rainy morning than a hot cup of coffee and some Miles Davis. His blue notes make me want to wrap myself in a warm, fuzzy blanket and sink into the couch while I watch the clouds roll by. The thing about jazz, is it breaks … Continue reading Jazz and Jesus

that one time…an open and brutally honest letter to the churches of Oahu

*DISCLAIMER* This is offensive. It's like that on purpose. Hopefully it motivates you to do something different. Trying to find a church on Oahu is like having an endless stream of one night stands.  You walk in the door and you're enthusiastically greeted. Then you get laid...or should I say leid?  Whatever.  Once the deed … Continue reading that one time…an open and brutally honest letter to the churches of Oahu


Is it ever possible to be too honest? I'm thinking probably. If you were to see a transcript of my most recent prayers, you would say the same thing. Don't believe me? Here's a sample of my 'too honest' prayer from this morning. It's taken directly from the pages of my journal. "I love you, … Continue reading honest

not yet

Nothing is more annoying than being around a bride. You love her,  you are genuinely excited for her. You just can't stand to be near her because her life is consumed with one thing, and one thing only. The wedding. From the millisecond that her boyfriend gets on one knee to propose, she transforms into … Continue reading not yet

Not Good

Inhale. Exhale. Inhale. Exhale. It’s the only sound I can hear. It’s the only sound I want to hear. Air moving through a tube. I’m floating. Breathing. Snorkeling. The water is in my ears. It’s blocking the noise of life happening all around me. I just want to be. I let the current take me … Continue reading Not Good


In Hawaii, there is a phrase that everyone loves. Pau Hana. It means the workday is done, it's time to relax and hang out with family and friends. Pau hana is even better on Fridays because you have the whole weekend to look forward to. I love the idea of pau hana. It marks the … Continue reading Done