Category Archives: Being present

Family Traditions – 63 years at the lake near Boulder Junction WI

This year is the 63rd family reunion we’ve had at Fishtrap Lake. Not much changes over time up here. We still sit on the dock with our morning coffee, ride around the lake on my brother-in-law’s pontoon, and play Scrabble … 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

Posted in Being present, getting out of my comfort zone, Honoka'a, Honoka'a People's Theatre, learnng new things, Meditation, music in Hawaii, Personal growth, Small town life, Things to do on the Big Island | Tagged , , , | 9 Comments

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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“…the most outrageous woman in Honoka‘a!”

Last week some friends and I went to Waipi‘o Cookhouse, to see our friends in the Mamane Street Music Club who had a gig there, and to celebrate with Teri, the singer-violinist, for her birthday. I was still celebrating my … Continue reading

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Glimpses of New York – Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village

Traveling to the Big Apple is daunting. Our itinerary calls for visiting NY University in Greenwich Village on Monday, so my daughter and I checked out the route on Sunday, taking the subway to the West 4th Street Station. The … Continue reading

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The great equalizer – the ocean at Anaeho‘omalu Bay

When I think about the ocean, I think of the need to respect its power. In Hawai‘i, large waves toss people about, especially unsuspecting tourists and local kids with bravado. We hear news stories of shore walkers getting pulled into … Continue reading

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