Justin melting lard in the fryer for some hot chicken in Portland, Oregon

That’s the way you spell success.

A first: Got to the airport, there was no one in line when I checked my bag and no one in line for security. From the curb to my gate in 5 minutes. I should gamble on something tonight, I’m way up.

Seacliff State Beach in Aptos, California

A wave caught me after I shot this and I took water up to my pockets. I had to buy a drink that night with wet cash cause of this photo.

19th Ave, Santa Cruz, California

The smoked pork shoulder waiting game. Santa Cruz, California.

Previously: From scratch, tho

Pizza night in Santa Cruz, California

After a long week of work, Will relaxes by preparing 6 pizza doughs and baking all Friday night. He relaxes even further the next morning with a 6AM wake up call to start smoking an 8-pound pork shoulder.

Fishers in Seaside, California

19th Ave, Santa Cruz, California

Twin Lakes Beach in Santa Cruz, California

Catching sunset at the beach while Will makes 8 pizzas. We all gotta do our part.

Fire department training in Monterey, California

Portland MAX memorial wall at Hollywood Transit Center

It’s official: 14 years of staring at a screen and scribbling in a notebook for a living. Starting a business is like taking flight without knowing if you’ll stay in the air. I can’t explain it, but I haven’t touched the ground yet. Thanks for your patience and support. The 17-year-old kid who skipped school to freelance could never have imagined any of this.

My friends get cold emails offering jobs in management. I get cold emails offering armed bodyguard services. Time to reevaluate life.

Kawehi at Doug Fir Lounge in Portland, Oregon

Previously:
Looper (2016) — Kawehi in Portland, Oregon
On Repeat (2014) — Kawehi in Brooklyn, New York

At Keller Auditorium in Portland, Oregon