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Six Months in Hawaii

Six Months in Hawaii

I wrote a post a few months back about my journey to Hawaii Island. After nearly eight years living in Japan, my wife and I decided to come back to the US and chose Hawaii as our new home. We just recently passed the six month mark and all is going well. We were...
DIY Standing Computer Desk

DIY Standing Computer Desk

I’m not a big fan of heart attacks and I definitely want to avoid back problems. There are a growing number of studies showing how bad sitting all day is for you. The animated video below lists a number of the problems that are caused . (Also see below for what...
Made in the USA

Made in the USA

  A town full of empty buildings, closed signs, and homeless people. This was the sight I was greeted with after returning to my home town after seven years in Japan. I recently watched “Death by China“, a movie about how all the products coming from...

Palms and Blue Sky

I actually took this picture a few days ago, but I figured better late than never. Even though it’s November you would never know it. The weather is warm and the sky is...

Incorporating Exercise Into Everyday Activities

Not all exercise has to be done at the gym or as part of an exercise routine. Sometimes, it can be something as simple as changing your daily habits. Parking farther from the store, walking when you could drive, or even getting up to change the TV channel  instead of...