Month: April 2020

Weekly Message From T. J.

Humble Me

Last night we had a pretty good time at Pau Hana Tuesday. For those who weren’t there, we had a little mini concert (really a light cabaret presentation if we’re being honest) from yours truly. We traced the history of some of the songs … read more.

Weekly Message from T. J.

Follow It

I give myself very good advice,
But I very seldom follow it.
That explains the trouble that I’m always in.

— From “Very Good Advice” by Sammy Fain and Bob Hillard from the motion picture Alice in Wonderland.

I don’t know what my family used … read more.

Weekly Message from T. J.

In Memory
Bill Withers and John Prine


Lean on me when you’re not strong, and I’ll be your friend. I’ll help you carry on.

In the past days, a nation of musicians and music lovers entered mourning. Last week, the unparalleled talent and extraordinary inspiration that resided … read more.

Weekly Message from T. J.

Pausing the Show

The shelves in my apartment are half cleared of personal items. Some of the surfboards are here; the others are gone. Things I’d never eat are still in the fridge, waiting to go. My roommate’s move-out is on pause.

A friend says he’s thrown … read more.