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  • May in Photos

    Destination: Kauai, Oahu

    otsuji farm greensMay was busy but the photos may not show it. The month started with a tour of Otsuji Farms on Oahu. The farm got its start in 1954, and the city sorta grew up around it, so now you could call it an urban farm. It’s a three-generation farm. The middle generation still makes sure the place runs. Edwin, wearing his signature Crocodile-Dundee-hat, led the tour.

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  • Author Darien Gee on Writing in Hawaii

    Destination: Kauai, Hawaii Island

    author photo of darien gee“Lore from the past always becomes the seed of imagination and source of invention for the present,” says Dr. M. Puakea Nogelmeier in Don’t Look Back: Hawaiian Myths Made New. And Darien Gee has done just that in her short story, “Pele in Therapy.”

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  • Happy 99th Birthday Kilauea Lighthouse

    Destination: Kauai

    The 99th anniversary of Kilauea Point Lighthouse drew quite a crowd on Saturday, May 5, 2012. The weather forecast predicted a repeat of the day before: a line of marching squalls and gunmetal skies.

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  • April in Photos

    Hawaiian monk seal pup races for the waterFor me, April saw the breeding plumage of Golden plovers come in. A visit to The Contemporary Museum, now called Spalding House, on Oahu. An afternoon meditation at Broken Ridge Buddhist Temple--in advance of a talk by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. A hike on Manoa Cliff Trail off Round Top Drive in Honolulu, Oahu. An architectural tour of Chinatown.  Wedge-tailed shearwaters clean up their burrows and pair up in advance of laying some eggs. The birth of two Hawaiian monk seal pups.

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  • His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Honolulu

    Destination: Oahu

    dalai lama speaks in honolulu to sold out crowdSporting maroon socks inside his Rockport-like shoes and a maroon, neoprene visor atop his shaved head, His Holiness the Dalai Lama entered upstage as singer-songwriter Michael McDonald and Henry Kapono sang, “What the World Needs Now Is Love Sweet Love.” He smiled the smile that the world has come to know and love, and the applause drowned out the former Doobie Brother and Wild Hawaiian.

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