I’ve made it my mission to develop content you care about every week, alternating between video and website and I’m committed to that to the best of my ability.
The content has to reflect the current times
Right now this COVID-19 Corona Virus outbreak is understandably on top of everyone’s mind. It would be both foolish and incredibly tone-deaf to pretend as if this crisis doesn’t exist and continue with our regularly scheduled programming. I’ve thought about this a lot and simply can’t do it.
I also can’t make this website exclusively about the COVID-19 Corona Virus outbreak, either. So in thinking about how to go forward during these times, these are my current plans:
Give you a little break from the craziness for a moment of beauty of Hawaii during the COVID-19 Corona Virus outbreak
If you’re practicing isolation, there’s probably a lot of doom and gloom going on and that’s the last thing I’m going to add to. So instead I’m going to feature a beautiful photo of Hawaii and perhaps a short bit of commentary about that photo. I’ll do my best to pick photos that have resolution high enough so that you can download and make it part of your screen saver to give you a little bit of comfort in these times.
So content-wise, there will be a shift from in-depth insights on life in Hawaii to something simple like an “ooh-ahh” moment. We’ll resume the in-depth stuff after crisis passes.
Publish regular updates on how COVID-19 Corona Virus is affecting Hawaii
One of my “hobbies” is to mess around with spreadsheets and create graphs and charts. This has now transformed into something of a mild OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) with capturing and publishing COVID-19 Corona Virus growth in Hawaii. I’ll be publishing updates practically every day and will feature them from time to time.
Republish your great stories
I want to hear from you. Tell me what things are like where you live and how that makes you feel. Tell me about what this makes you think about Hawaii. I will republish select stories.
Comments and feedback, please!
A good website is always a work in progress. These are my thoughts as of right now and I know my plans will change, but I don’t know how they will change. That’s going to be up to you. I need your feedback and comments as the “food” to give me insights on where to steer this ship.
Please take care of yourself and your family
This COVID-19 Corona Virus outbreak is the event of a lifetime. It’s our Great Depression or World War II as in it’s an event that will stand out in our minds over everything else. It’s going to change our world forever. It won’t be easy, but we will get through it. Pray for us all. Pray for your family, for your extended community, and for the world. As I said in my video, shift from fear to action and take care of yourselves.
My wife Lisa and I celebrated our 25th Anniversary on the island of Oahu last year and we’re so glad that we didn’t put it off a year. I have to say it was our best vacation ever. I was blessed to have served part of my service time(Army-25th Infantry) there in 1965-1966. I was able to go back to my old barracks at Schofield and the memories were wonderful. Last year was my 5th time I was able to return to Hawaii. Two occasions were our 10th and 25th anniversaries. I hope to be able to return in a couple of years because there’s no prettier place on earth.
Thank you for your emails and stay safe.
Mahalo Tommy and so glad you made the trip!
This is a great plan and very much appreciated. I think we could all use some natural beauty in our lives right now. Thank you!
I’m glad you agree! Mahalo!
Peter, I would love to hear about people that are choosing to come to Hawaii despite the govenor’s warning and mandated quarantine time. Why? Are the locals returning home? How are visitors using their 14 days “stuck” in Hawaii.
Great questions! I’ll keep those in mind.