The good news: I did a small favor today for a friend in exchange for his hot shower. Bad news: None really, except maybe some covetousness in my mind. Don’t want to make it too difficult for the next cold shower.

Good news: I will get to spend some Christmas time with some relatives including my ex-spouse. Bad news: None. Definitely none.

Good news: The acupuncture clinic will close for a week since so many people will be on trips. Plus I need the rest. Bad news: This is definitely NOT a paid vacation.

Good news: Holiday spirit is in the air. Bad news: Holiday driving is on the roads.

Good news: Lots of good movies out in the theaters now. Bad news: $10+ to see one?!? Not so likely right now.

Good news: The radio in the van works on Cassette Tape mode! Bad news: Who the heck has cassette tapes any more????

May you all be happy, healthy, and safe out there!


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  • Joe Bright
    Joe Bright is a graduate of Iolani School and went on to study art at The Cooper Union School of Art in New York City, and later Chinese medicine at The American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco. Joe currently runs a small acupuncture clinic, Kama’aina Acupuncture in Kapahulu as the first dedicated low-cost “community acupuncture” clinic in Honolulu. Joe has a varied background that has included working as a bicycle mechanic, freelance artist, teaching calligraphy and Tai Chi, a nanny, and even a CEO of a small entrepreneurial company. He continues to create art, even having work recently appear at the Honolulu Academy of Arts as well the Bishop Museum. He also continues with entrepreneurial projects when possible and serves on the Board of Directors for a local Buddhist meditation organization, Vipassana Hawai’i.

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