Day 44 – A day off in Paradise

When I first arrived in the islands, I was told that most people work two jobs in order to afford living here. In other words, folks who live here, don't have many days off. I have taken this to heart and am trying to make the most of my days off. After all my weekend... Continue Reading →

Day 41 – Island Driving

A picture is worth many stories.  This photo tells the story of island driving. There are surprise lane closures - for trimming back the overgrown foliage- that then cause backups. Then there is the motorcyclist who is ready for a long road trip in the Pacific NW with leather jacket, pants, and boots, plus several... Continue Reading →

Day 38 – Picture Story

DelMar and I went on an adventure Sunday morning. First we road to the trailhead for Kaiwa Ridge aka Pillbox. This hike goes straight up for about a quarter mile. It was a moderately hard trail but the views were worth it. After the hike, we road to the beach for a swim before heading... Continue Reading →

Day 32 – Feeling Local

Kawainui marsh You know you are feeling like a local to Hawaii when... You stop using Google maps to find your way around.You take a different highway home - LikeLike instead of the H3 - just because.You go out wearing a tank top without a bra on (not to work though)You wear flip flops instead... Continue Reading →

Day 29 – Full Moon

What is beauty? It is a completely subjective thing. It depends on your experiences. It depends on where you have traveled. It depends on your beliefs. I try to find beauty wherever I go, in the smile of a barista or the full moon rising above the ocean. I am thrilled when my mind is... Continue Reading →

Day 27 – Care Package!!!

This week began with my hand banged up and my finger throbbing from having a splinter. Not the greatest start of a week.  I haven't blogged because there are days I just don't have the time nor the story. Today was going to be another storyless day. I spent 11 hours in downtown Honolulu in... Continue Reading →

Days 21-24 – Jumping Fences

I'm okay. That's all you really need to know. But if you really want a little story as to why I haven't blogged the last 3 days, then here we go... Friday, my telework day, started off well. I was plugging along until I noticed that the fountain aerating the Koi pond aka Niagra falls,... Continue Reading →

Day 20 – Farmer’s Market

Thursday night farmer's market in Kailua is a family affair. There are food vendors where you can find, Thai, Vietnamese, Japanese, Turkish, and my favorite Kalua pork... There are about 5-6 produce vendors mixed in with prepared food vendors, such as Hummus made with breadfruit (Ulu), salsa, poi (made from taro), cookies, pies, butter mochi... Continue Reading →

Hurricane Matthew – Cuba

You probably haven't heard about the destruction that Hurricane Matthew had on Cuba's Eastern province of Guantanamo (called Oriente in pre-Castro Cuba). Despite the renewed relations between Cuba and the U.S. - only Haiti exists as a Caribbean nation worthy of reporting. Maybe because there are already media embedded in Haiti - knowing that at... Continue Reading →

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