2016 – Year in Review

Why do some people feel the need to review past events? I don't know the answer to that question - so I will use this platform to explore why I feel a need to review the last year... This isn't going to be a chronological listing of events - this won't be a rehash of... Continue Reading →

Day 58 – Botanical Diversity

Grounding. Solace. Alone again, after a great weeklong visit with my brother, I felt pulled to take a walk among plant life. I needed their help to remember how to feel rooted on this Earth. I needed their help to remember the diversity of life. I needed their help to remember that life can happen... 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 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 →

Day 18 -Diamond Head

    One of the most iconic geologic features in the world is Diamond Head aka Le'ahi. It is a volcanic crater about 300,000 years old and was formed in one explosive eruption about 2.3M years after O'ahu was created by the Ko'olau volcano.     Le'ahi is Hawaiian for "browridge promontory" or Le and... Continue Reading →

Day 15 – Roadtrip

Today I went North. I used Yelp to find a coffee place up the coast. I needed a destination more than I needed coffee. I couldn't just drive for the joy of it. I stopped along the way. He'eia state park, where the views of sand bar, Kaneohe bay and the Ko'olau mountains were spectacular. ... Continue Reading →

Day 14 – Gecko

In an earlier post, I mentioned how one of my favorite features of my rental is the outdoor shower. I have taken all of my showers in this outdoor shower since day 2. I love this outdoor shower. One day while showering, I saw a bright green gecko staring at me. I muted a shriek... Continue Reading →

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