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  • Two Roads Diverged in Sunny Waikiki

    waikiki beach and diamond head at sunsetThe next night, I found myself outside the Outrigger Waikiki Hotel on Kalakaua Avenue again, and, again, I paused to watch humanity stroll by—a woman, husband, grandmother, runner, dogwalker, child and surfer leaving possibly the same wet footprints as the night before. This time, I turned left, proving you can come back another day and take the “other” road. Read More
  • Walking Waikiki

    waikiki couple walking hand in handI chose to walk the 15 minutes from Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach to the Waikiki Aquarium where two languid and slippery seals napped as the annual Outrigger Leadership Conference got underway on the nearby lawn. When I come to Oahu for business meetings, I prefer to hit the streets on my own two legs rather than hail a cab or, even, hop on the effervescent trolley that meanders the streets of Waikiki. And while dress shoes don’t always make the best walking shoes, I don’t mind the sore spots they create on my tender feet that usually live sans footwear when I am at work behind the desk of my home office.
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  • Earth Day 2011

    Underwater photograph of reef fish courtesty of NOAAToday is Earth Day. This weekend, as usual, thousands of people will head to the beaches around the Hawaiian Islands. Mahaulepu on Kauai. Haleiwa Beach Park on Oahu. Kaanapali on Maui. Kahaluu Beach Park on Big Island. Most will walk the shoreline or wade into the water. Many will slip snorkel masks over their faces to explore life under the lip of the ocean’s surface. Some will kayak, canoe, surf or sail. A few will participate in the many beach clean up days scheduled to coincide with Earth Day. Read More
  • Despair and Hope in Marine Debris

    Albatross skeletal remains packed with plastic at Midway AtollThe Law of Polarity. I’ve also heard it referred to as The Law of Opposites. Whatever you call it, I experienced it for two days last week in Waikiki at the Fifth International Marine Debris Conference in the form of despair, on the one hand, and hope, on the other. Read More
  • 2010 Year in Pictures

    In 2010, I traveled around the main Hawaiian Islands, exploring Oahu, Maui, Big Island and, of course, the island on which I live--Kauai.  I always pack one of my various cameras when I travel, either my handy iPhone, portable Canon G9 or my SLR, a Canon 20D with a variety of lenses, including a fun and funky Lensbaby, walk-around 17-85mm, and a super-telephoto Tokina 75-400mm.  I take way more pictures than I ever post on this blog.  Here, in a review of 2010 in pictures, are many of those images that, for one reason or another, were never published.  Enjoy.
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