You can find Tom at home in Honolulu where he has lived since graduation. He says that he’s single (and looking!), with no children, working for D&D Realty (residential, commercial and real estate development), and spending his free time at the ocean and the gym. He’s a regular at the Powerhouse Gym and his still-slim physique is a testament to his dedication to working out.
Music is another of Tom’s interests. He plays the electric bass for personal enjoyment with the ambition to found a band to record some music.
When asked what he would like to say to readers of this blog, Tom said that he would like to recommend that everyone read Punahou Blues by Kirby Wright ’73. The book is set at Punahou School c. 1972 and illustrates the complexities high school life in a multicultural Honolulu.
I guess that Tom must have really liked the book because, when I checked it out at Amazon.com I found the following review from him:
Punahou Blues is a great book and a joy to read. For me it is the most important book I’ve read. The images are so much better than what photos or video can do… It reminded me of American Graffiti which asked the question “Where were you in 62?” Punahou Blues asks the question “Where were you in 72?” And, oh, boy, if you are from Hawaii, you will remember!
Interesting review, Tom, especially since American Graffiti was the theme and gave us the theme song for our carnival. Hmmmm. Who would be our Steve Bolander (Ron Howard) and Laurie Henderson (Cindy Williams)?
Out of the eleven reviews of Punahou Blues that were posted, I also found a review from Ann Mesrobian. It seems that this book struck a visible nerve with at least two people in our class. Maybe it will with you too.
You can contact Tom at email@example.com. He’s also on facebook if you prefer keeping in touch that way.