Dave Hakes' – Maui Life


"I must do something!" will always solve more problems than "Something must be done"

Missing yet another Birthday

Posted by delta on April 26th, 2018

So, my two year old had a birth day a few days ago and my ten year olds is today. For the exception of the actual days they were both born, I have missed every birthday celebration for these two little girls. Starts me to thinking of how many I’ve missed for my 15, 13 and 7 year olds as well…

The birthdays, the games, the matches, the highlights – I won’t get those back…

This business sucks for families…

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People and their guns

Posted by delta on February 22nd, 2018

“A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” We have several well regulated militias – FBI, CIA, ATF, DEA, Local Law Enforcement, U.S. Military, etc, etc, blah, blah – they watch each other pretty well and we watch them REALLY WELL… We can because there’s 309 M of us and only 1 M Sworn Law Officers (less than .5% U.S. Population) and 2.28 M Serving in the military (less than 1% of U.S. Population)…

SIDENOTE: pretty sad that only 1.5% of us are willing to serve and protect…

Total double edged sword, because… Having said that, I know in the back of my mind that the only reason no one has invaded America (from the outside) or been successful at taking it over (from the inside) is because they are afraid of all us “Crazy Americans with guns”… I mean, taking the metro into DC, I think I’m the only person on the train without a gun – everyone has a conceal permit around here…

The ultimate double edged sword: When these folks get the license to carry, they don’t get taught how to keep the gun on their person… Most people feel they need a gun because they do not know self-defense in the first place – they think it becomes their self defense… This is perfect, anyone with training does not need to carry a gun, if they need one they can simply disarm the nearest person… All these folks (who have conceal permits) really need to do is take one month of Krav Maga Classes – the first thing they teach in Krav Maga is how to disarm a person who has a gun, or knife, on you – the first week… After a month, there’s not even any thought to it, it’s second nature… The bad guy may be able to counter, but he’s going to do it without a weapon in his hand…

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NBC and Rugby!

Posted by delta on October 8th, 2017

I love…

LOVE…

L-O-V-E…

… that NBC picked up Premier Rugby!  Can watch it on the App anytime I want now…  Love it!

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Sketchy Work Enviroment

Posted by delta on October 6th, 2017

You know…

Every time I went to work since September 11th, I had it in the back of my head that what happened this last week in Vegas was going to happen…  Every event I do – whether it is a corporate conference, incentive program or a concert – is a high profile target and if someone wanted to make a “statement” and do something stupid it would be the perfect environment for it…  That’s why I never wrote about an event until it was already over…

My greatest hope is that this does not become a way for more venting…  Let’s hope that this doesn’t happen again – so much has been, is being and will be said that I don’t want to get into it…  I’m on another high profile event as I write this and let’s just not go there…  Gotta get to work…

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Rugby Virginia HS Girls Team

Posted by delta on May 30th, 2017

Rugby Virginia’s Representative Team – which will participate in Regional Cup tournament – had to move their practice/tryouts from yesterday to today (due to Memorial Day activities at the park)…

The practice/tryouts will be from 18:00-20:00 tonight at Franconia Park (approximately 1.5 hours from our home base)…

If you girls would like to go, please text me – if 3 or more of you would like to go then we’ll meet at Avery at 16:15… Bring proper rugby attire, mouth pieces, cleats and water…

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