Category Archives: Adjusting to Hawaii

The saga of the cesspool

I’ve always lived in places with municipal sewer systems. Here on the Big Island, I have a cesspool. Hawaiʻi, one of the smallest states, has more cesspools than any other. A cesspool is a mysterious thing, dark, unknown, creepy, and until … Continue reading

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Sure signs it’s fall in Hawai‘i

Seasons change very subtly in Hawai‘i. But after 5 years of living here, I can see the shifts. Fall is a mix of cool rainy days, often too many in a row, and warm sunny days often with low humidity. … Continue reading

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Solstice full moon

I wish I could say I was in tune with the seasons, the phases of the moon, the tides and the earth faeries. But in truth, I’m farther away from that than before, now that I’m living so close to … Continue reading

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Too late

First there was Puss. He’s a loving sweet young cat with a playful disposition who adopted us. All he wants is two square meals a day and loving attention from any of us, or anyone who shows up on our … Continue reading

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Chicken no more

We had another earthquake last week. We’ve had maybe six or seven since I’ve been living here on the Big Island: six in 20 months – not too bad. But this earthquake was the biggest and longest I’ve ever felt. … Continue reading

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Rooster rodeo and round-up

It has been blowing hard for five days, though the winds are warm.  Several palm fronds crashed in the yard.  But the good thing about this fierce wind – we don’t hear the roosters.  They must be hunkered down, or … Continue reading

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I’m chicken

Okay folks, I have to confess – I am chicken.  I haven’t talked directly with the chicken lady about the roosters because I hate confrontation.  I called Jeremiah to see if she had called him back about removing just the … Continue reading

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