July 4, 2011

click here for larger image SECOND GROWTH REDWOODS   . . . from the redwood forest . . .   I posted this two years ago, and it is still the way I feel about our country! Enjoy this RE-post and Happy Fourth of July, 2011! Who among us doesn’t remember singing along and feeling […]

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Day of Enlightenment

December 8, 2010

There are thousands of lights decorating homes, yards, and businesses at this time of year. There is one light that doesn’t get unplugged or taken down after the holidays and that is the light that shines from inside each of us. December 8 is Bodhi Day, celebrated in Japan as the day when Siddhartha Gautauma, […]

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Season of Light

December 5, 2010

During the month of December, there are many celebrations from various cultures, faiths, and events to remember. Many of these are linked to the winter solstice, which has been celebrated throughout history as the “rebirth of the sun.” The natural rotation of the earth was not known in earlier times, so the shortest day of […]

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Happy Birthday!

May 29, 2010

Here are some famous (and infamous) people who celebrate their birthday today! 1630 – Charles II, King of England was born. 1736 – Patrick Henry, American hero 1903 – Bob Hope, Comedian 1917 – John F. Kennedy, US President 1935 – Gordon Taylor, British anesthesiologist (retired) 1989 – Danielle Keough, Elvis Presley’s granddaughter I send […]

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West Hawaii Graduation

May 22, 2010

  This is the largest graduating class I’ve seen since I started teaching at the West Campus of the Hawai`i Community College. When the economy is down, and people are losing jobs, or wanting to improve their chances of being hired, the return to college is inevitable. All the classes seem to be flooded with […]

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A Joyful Christmas Party

December 29, 2009

  One of the joyous downfalls of anyone who tries to watch their weight is the number of Christmas parties. I try to watch what I eat, but sometimes it’s so hard! These pictures were taken at the home of Robyn and David, dear friends up the road. With all the fabulous goodies spread around, […]

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Wedding at Kikaua Point

October 10, 2009

Credit: Miko Walczuk (http://www.mikolaj.net)   A few weeks ago, I was given the honor of performing a wedding for the grandson of my friends, Peggy and Brian Hewitt. The marriage of Jeremy and Heba Hewitt took place at Kikaua Point Park, one of the most beautiful beaches on the Big Island of Hawaii.   Since […]

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Honokohau Harbor

September 12, 2009

  Five years of my life were spent living on my 37’ O’Day sloop-rigged sailboat. It was something I’d dreamed of ever since I was a young girl. I remember reading many books about sailing and people living on boats, even though I’d never really been on a boat.   There are a few stories […]

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Graduation Honors

May 16, 2009

click here for larger image NATASHA   One of the highlights of the school year for both students and faculty is graduation. For many of our young people here in Hawai`i, they may be the first person in their family to ever get beyond high school, if that far. It’s a highly emotional time, especially […]

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