Category Archives: Honoka’a

Seeing my Hawaiʻi through her eyes

I sometimes take living in Paradise for granted, and it takes a guest to help me appreciate it. I recently hosted a fellow beachcombing friend, visiting Hawaiʻi for the first time. She was happy to experience the authentic Big Island … Continue reading

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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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Come dance a meditation – Ecstatic Dance in Honoka‘a, HI

Let’s dance! Ecstatic Dance. It’s “a moving meditation that develops a direct body-spirit connection,” and is not as odd as it sounds, though it does have guidelines. Guidelines for dancing? Yup. Check out the  website. The first time I heard … 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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I want to be a pin-up girl

A friend of mine doesn’t approve of the new 2016 Honoka‘a Girls Pin Up Calendar. It’s a sweet calendar of eight local Honoka‘a gals in classic 1950s travel-poster style clothes and poses, the brainchild of local business women, Sarah Anderson, … Continue reading

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I’m not fat…

You can always expect cool things to happen at Honoka‘a’s First Friday events. Last night saw the grand opening of the Hawaiian Cultural Center of Hāmākua (finally), and the launch of the new book about Historic Honoka‘a Town. Residents strolled … Continue reading

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Meditation, fellowship and the dentist

Sunday, I attended an all-day, silent meditation retreat as part of Peace Week in Honoka‘a. I love that the Peace Committee always includes a Day of Mindfulness with Peace Week. This year Gavin Harrison, (http://gavinharrison.net/ ) Buddhist Monk, author, and … Continue reading

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