Afterword

As this journal came to a close, I had 25 months left in the Navy. It seemed like eternity… and in Navy time it was! Two years in real life flies by, but it seemed like an eternity in those days. 2006 was characterized by a move to the East side of Kailua; a nicer …

The Final Callysta Saga – Summer of 2005

I was on my way to Romy and Pips’ house in Kaneohe when I got a phone call from a number that I didn’t recognize. I answered it curiously and it was none other than Callysta. She was calling me from Guam, out of the blue. I had really written her off. Other than a …

Holiday Stand Down (2003 into 2004)

Holiday Stand Down was in full effect when I made my first calendar entry.  My boat was moored at Ford Island–which is an island within the harbor of an island–very meta…  But before I get into it, I should tell the story of how I came to know Emily. A month or two earlier, I …