Starting Off with a Bang!

What better way to welcome the Fourth of July than by combining all the explosive powder from a couple of dozen firecrackers into a container, waiting patiently until midnight on Monday, and then setting off this monster device when the Fourth is just minutes old, waking people for miles around and sending dogs into a frenzy of barking.

Then—and you have acknowledge the diabolical timing—whoever this guy is, he sets off a second blast 45 minutes or so later after we’ve all gone back to sleep.

This has become a semi-annual event for the past 8 or 10 years in this part of Maui . . . that is, the first explosion shortly after midnight on July 4th and again on New Year’s Eve to welcome the holidays, followed by the second blast after everyone has gone back to bed. 

I’d love to find this guy. I don’t know what I’d do exactly, but—given the chance to tell my story—no court in the land would convict me.