Monthly Archives: May 2013

Wicked Boots for Western Week

I love my little town on the Big Island. Honoka‘a (population 2000) is known for a couple of things: the Peace Parade, our Honoka‘a People’s Theatre, and Western Week. Last year I was so busy with planning and executing my … Continue reading

Posted in friends, Hawaii cowboy country, Hawaii ranching, Honoka'a, music in Hawaii | Tagged | 3 Comments

Careful – they spit!

This month it was my turn to secure a speaker for Third Thursday Thrive, our grassroots organization focused on sustainability and community networking to benefit the Big Island’s Hamakua Coast. I’ve been thinking about fibers, especially animal fibers, as Textile … Continue reading

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Hawaii signs you won’t see in Wisconsin

I always love my guests’ reaction to the stop signs in the Parker Ranch Center, one of two main strip malls in Waimea.  Nearly everyone pauses to take a picture.  They are a great reminder to locals and tourists alike … Continue reading

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