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Christmas, Big Island style

This is my third Christmas living in Hawai‘i, and I still feel a bit discombobulated at the contrast with the holiday celebrations of the Midwest. In Hawai‘i we often see Santa depicted in board shorts holding a long board (thank … Continue reading

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Tacky, but in a good way: Waimea Christmas Parade

There I was, the self-avowed parade-hater watching yet another parade.  But I couldn’t resist.  Stacy invited me and she’s always so busy selling houses I never get to see her.  So here was my chance to have a glorious couple … Continue reading

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Macadamia Academia

I love having the time to learn new things. This is the season for macadamia nuts, so I decided to explore. Before I moved to Hawai‘i, these nuts seemed so exotic – exotic, expensive and hard to find. On the … Continue reading

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Little Miss Muffet

On the Big Island we live an uneasy truce with a few scary varmints though, on the good side, we have no snakes. The latest critter to cross our path was the cane spider, so called because it used to … Continue reading

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Art History 101; Sad History 201- Honolulu Museum of Art / Iolani Palace

Today’s Honolulu visit was focused on art and history.  The Honolulu Museum of Art (HMA) is interesting even on the outside.  There’s a wonderful juxtaposition of a huge steel structure whose parts move with the wind, with organic huts made … 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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