The Wine Blog Reversion: Old Themes and New Journeys

New Year, new journeys! I am sincerely grateful for my loyal and wonderful readership. Many thanks for your enthusiasm in reading my blog and for tolerating my dry Irish wit, wonkish tendencies and nonsensical banter. Thanks for your perseverance!

After much thought and reflection, I have decided that Musings by the Glass will revert back to a food and wine blog, while all other content will migrate to a new home at

I know, I am all over the place these days, but I briefly explain below.

Musings by the Glass

I love exploring the world of food and wine, and want to continue to do so. The reason is simple: food is fascinating, and I really like eating it. Food is always a priority in my travels [and perhaps just life generally]. Few things excite me more than unexplored flavors, aromas and ingredients. Why, you ask? Apart from being delicious, food is an expression of individual and cultural identity: it evidences who we are and the road we have traveled. I absolutely love the story food tells.

So, its back to books, bubbles, and blue waters.

Posts will be less frequent and focused more on photography and the culture of food and wine, rather than reviews and pairing tips. That information will still be present, but more embedded into storytelling rather than the focus itself. Concise narratives with plenty of pictures. By popular request, I will also bring back bargain wines as an informal and casual way to keep you posted on the deals I find around Honolulu.


My true passion and purpose, however, lies in photojournalism in the Pacific Rim. For this reason, I am more intentionally seeking projects with non-profit organizations, missions, and other groups in the region that are dedicated to serving a particular place, people, or cause. These individuals and organizations often passionately serve as advocates for (among others) children, the poor and disenfranchised. There is still too much poverty, inequality and social injustice in our world. I hope my photojournalism and writing can bring more illumination and dialogue to these important issues. As I’ve said before, looking through the lens should always result in seeing life with greater clarity, and helping others to do the same.

In all honesty, I was feeling a bit lazy at first and tried to pigeonhole photojournalism into the Musings box. Admittedly, it was an uncomfortable fit. I believe this work deserves its own dedicated site so that I can present focused content for these individuals and organizations. Additionally, for some cultures, the content in Musings may not be appropriate.

If you want to follow me on my photojournalism sojourn , I would encourage you to follow along on its new website,

Thank you all for your continued support!!