Archive for December 2016
Reflections on the Past and Adios to 2016!
The topic of this blog is…living our lives in the present and future. This Past Year Kicked My Ass 2016 kicked my ass. One of the best friends any guy could have, Danny Fairbanks, passed away…my buddy forever. I hated losing him. I still have his last voice mail to me on my phone…just so…Read More
Who is the New Retired YOU?
The topic of this blog is…You matter. I mention in the book that it is quite a shock to the system when you go from being what you have been for 40 years or so to…to what? Who and what is the new retired YOU going to be? You may not know that on the…Read More
What if you are already retired and your retirement sucks?
The topic of this blog is…What if you have already retired and it is boring, screwed up and otherwise sucks? Happens all the time. What also happens all the time is that most people in this situation don’t do a damn thing about it…other than getting more and more isolated, more and more pissed off…Read More
Pay Your Knowledge Forward
The topic of this blog is…passing along your knowledge. I have watched geniuses…learned people…walk out the door at retirement without ever passing along that which they learned. Oh sure, they did so while working. They mentored. Coached. Helped others along the way. But what about those who come after them…what could they pass along to…Read More
Take Charge of Your Career and Your Retirement – The Books
Topic for this blog…the difference and similarity between my three non-photo books. Smells Like Retirement is about taking charge of your own retirement and steering your retirement to exactly where you want it to go. The Way Up is about taking charge of your corporate career and steering your career to exactly where you want it…Read More
Michael Frater Visits the Big Island of Hawaii
Not really on-topic for my recent book, but thought this might be of interest to you Michael Frater Visits the Big Island of Hawaii I got a call from my friend, Coach Bowden. “Hey Don, I am up here at the Holualoa Gallery with one of the fastest men in the world, Michael Frater from…Read More
This is the Reason Hillary Lost the Election (NOT a Political Blog)
The topic for this blog is…How Hillary lost the election (not a political blog, I promise). We Need To Continue To Evolve It is critically important that we continue to evolve throughout our lives. By that I mean…stay in touch with current and emerging technology, adding new friends along the way, keeping up with trends in…Read More
Photographing Hawaiian Lava with Sigma 150-600mm S Lens
Photographing Hawaiian Lava By Sea Photographing lava is tricky at best…dangerous at worst. Here on the Big Island of Hawaii, we have two options…go out on a boat to shoot the lava as it pours over the cliff, or hang on the side of a cliff praying it will not fall away beneath you…and that…Read More
Give Yes a Rest
Topic for this blog…the extremely powerful word “NO” I have always been kind of selfish. By that, I mean that I try to have my first filter to be “is this good for me?” rather than “Is this good for someone else?” It turned out that being charitable and giving time to various causes WAS…Read More
Who has your back?
I was enjoying my time in the water with five ten foot long Caribbean reef sharks. I had the sharks in front of me. I had a camera with a large underwater housing in my hands that I could use to push them away should they get to close. The water was clear and warm…Read More