Monthly Archives: August 2013

New grinds in Happening Honoka’a

Some who live on the Big Island would scoff at an essay with the words “Happening” and “Honoka‘a” together in a title. But they don’t see what I see. We’re getting a bunch of new restaurants, a sure sign of … Continue reading

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Puss, the produce protector

It’s great to be back in Hawai‘i. I enjoy seeing my family in Wisconsin and going to the lake, but nothing beats sitting on my own lanai enjoying nature with a screen between me and the mosquitoes. Unfortunately there’s a … Continue reading

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Engaging my senses at the lake

There’s more to our vacation in up-state Wisconsin than Scrabble and visiting with family. It’s a chance to appreciate nature. We’re lucky, as the resort is at the end of a long road from town, and there’s no traffic noise. … Continue reading

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Weather be damned

Our trip to the mainland was wonderful except for the weather. We fried in Washington DC with heat indexes over 100°F. Luckily, we had packed our lightest clothing. I even used my umbrella to shield me from the sun while … Continue reading

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Terp times

It was July and time for the girls and I to head to Boulder Junction, Wisconsin, and the lake my family has been visiting for 59 years. But first we detoured to Washington DC so Faye could tour a couple of … Continue reading

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