On Kauai’s north shore lies Anini Beach. The road paralleling the beach (Anini Beach Road) is more than a mile long and turns to dirt partway along the road. If you continue past the pavement along the dirt, there are homes on the mauka (mountain) side of the road. When I saw this place, it reminded me of something straight out of a movie. I could just imagine an old curmudgeon walking around the side of the garage pushing his wheelbarrow. Given the view of the blue Pacific right across a small dirt road, this little fixer upper would probably sell for well north of a million dollars.
I started out as a skip tracer. Just in case you don’t know, that’s the guy who finds the people who don’t want to be found. It was the little things—getting paid to lie—that made skip tracing the fun part of the job.
Those years of chasing deadbeats taught me many valuable life lessons, such as liars come from all walks of life, and always keep your car in the garage.