Monthly Archives: January 2013

Hooping and whooping

I go to yoga first thing on Monday morning – some Mondays I dread it, other Mondays I relish it; all Mondays I need it. Recently we did something different – we went outside.  “Hum, we’ll probably practice Salute to … Continue reading

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Waipio – Valley of the Kings

I am blessed to live only nine miles from one of the most spectacular vistas on the Big Island, the Waipi‘o Valley Lookout.  This day I came to draw with a friend.  Waipi‘o looks different every time I see it.  At some times … Continue reading

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Making resolutions for 2013 in Kona

The visit I made to Kona with my guests turned out to be a fine reflective time.  Faye and I stayed back while the rest went to Mauna Kea for star-gazing, a nine hour tour.  She slept quite a bit, as … Continue reading

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Hapuna Beach

Hapuna Beach – just the name evokes sunny skies, warm breezes, squealing children, posturing teens, hot sand, and bobbing in the waves.  I love Hapuna Beach.  It is rated one of the best beaches in the world.  After decades of … Continue reading

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Pele’s playground

We had visitors over the holidays, long-time friends from our days living in Georgia.  Our first excursion was to the Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park.  Expectations change everything.  When I went to the park with Dianne and Mitch in November (see … Continue reading

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