Power Up!

Our seven days Unplugged for National Turn-off Week was quite a revelation and a wake-up call. Lots happened after and immediately before we pulled the power cord. We learned we aren’t moving as soon as we had thought we would, bid “A hui hou” to a part-time resident neighbor, celebrated our anniversary, had epiphanies about […]

Unplugged: Waimea Valley Audubon Center

Beginning Monday, April 21st, and running through Sunday April 27th, it’s National “Turn Off Week” in the U.S. and Canada. Sponsored by the Center for Screen-time Awareness, in conjunction with many education and health & fitness organizations, the event is meant to highlight our growing reliance on all things electronic. It began in the 1990s […]

Grilled Ehu in Banana Leaf

Isn’t it always the case that when you’re looking really hard for something, you don’t find it? When our friend Maia brought her parents, June & Rob, to visit Oahu last month, we wanted to barbecue a fish that would be new to them, something only available in a Pacific locale. We wanted a parrotfish […]

Sunrise Service at Puowaina (“Punchbowl”)

Ecumenical Easter Sunrise Service at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Puowaina), Honolulu. Celebrants representing 8 denominations across the island, and the ASL translator. The Royal Hawaiian Band Puowaina, like Diamond Head, is an extinct volcanic crater. It lies in the heart of Honolulu. View of Diamond Head from the center of Puowaina. Blessed […]