Hi everybody!

Just saw a rough cut of the documentary, “Stories from Tohoku: With Heart & Hope”, a film about Project Aloha, the trip we took with our “ohana” from the Japanese Community and Cultural Center of Northern California (JCCCNC) to the Fukushima and Miyagi prefectures back in October of 2011.  Dianne and her film crew seem to have done a great job of capturing the essence of what Project Aloha was all about and I’m pretty stoked with what I’ve seen so far.  Not sure when the finished product will be ready but I will certainly give you guys a heads-up when it’s ready for its debut …

Played squash with my buddy, Tim, yesterday and my shoulder actually held up!  Of course, it’s a little stiff this morning but nothing like the pain I had a couple of weeks ago.  Someone with a similar problem told me to keep my arm below shoulder level if at all possible, so I tried a lower swing with my racket and avoided the overhead shots.  It seems to have helped, so I’m going to try and play tomorrow to see if this is the magic answer … yeah, right!

We’ve got another busy week of performances lined up – UH on Thursday, Lulu’s on Friday, and the Honolulu Festival (2 shows) on Saturday.  I hope to see our good friend, Masuko, who will be arriving this week with the Hiroshima Goodwill Ambassadors for the big Honolulu Festival event this weekend.  Looks like it’ll be another crazy weekend in Waikiki!

Aloha, “D”

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