Ted Gugelyk came to Hawaii in 1957 as a crew member on a TransPacific racing yacht. He has remained in Hawaii ever since. To en¬able him to live in Hawaii and pursue his love of surfing and sailing, he has held various jobs. Over the years he has been a laborer in the construction industry, lifeguard, toy department stock clerk at Sears and Roebuck, busboy, dishwasher, baggage porter at the Matson’s Moana Hotel, and parking valet. At one time he owned a circle island tour business called Folkways Hawaiiana, and offered educational cultural tours of Oahu. He has also served as an Asian history teacher at Punahou School. At the University of Hawaii he has been a sociology instructor, foreign student advisor, dean of students at Maui Community Col¬lege, and director of the pre-law program at UH Manoa. He also served as a senior program officer at the East-West Center. Over the years he has also taught courses in sociology at Oahu Prison (OCCC). He has to his credit over twenty-five academic articles and has co¬authored one book, an oral history of Kalaupapa. He has authored many short stories, a few of which appear here. In 1992, after twen¬ty-six years of service, he retired from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He now writes, travels, owns his own book-publishing com¬pany and continues to surf, “almost on a daily basis,” he says. He also persists in sailing on his co-owned cutter, The Forbearance. Ted lives in the Woodlawn area of Manoa Valley, with his wife Amy. His two daughters and two grandchildren live close by. His grandchildren hopefully will soon become crew on the Forbearance.
Author Bio: Ted Gugelyk is retired from the University of Hawaii and The East West Center, in Honolulu Hawaii. He has published both academic work and fiction, and after fifty five years of living in Hawaii now resides in North East rural Thailand. He writes, travels and publishes books, Anoai Press is his small press, and produces stories about surfing, Hawaii and Asia and the Pacific. Milton Bloombaum is a retired Senior Professor of Sociology, at the University of Hawaii. He now resides in Ashland, Oregon.