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  • October in Photos

    polihale state beach parkOn Saturday, I head to Molokai for a week-long photography workshop with Dewitt Jones, Rikki Cooke and Jack Davis. We’ll rise before the sun and stay out after dark pointing our cameras—spiffy DSLRs like a barely-used, new-to-me Canon 5D Mark II and handy ones like my iPhone—at horizons, beaches, palm trees, churches, hula dancers and who knows what else. We’ll download those images onto our computer hard drives and, hopefully, tweak them into something meaningful. Maybe, if we’re lucky, even something approximating art.

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  • Get A Job. Part Two.

    Here’s part two of my interview with Brian Kohne, writer-producer-director of the Hawaii-made feature film Get A Job. And don’t worry. It’s not all about passion. There’s some madness thrown in, too.

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  • Get A Job. Part One.

    I didn’t expect to like Get A Job. No way. This was a favor for Carol Yotsuda. I was at the screening to take tickets, find people seats, smile. Not enjoy the movie. Which is exactly what I did.

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  • Discovering Breadfruit on Big Island

    Destination: Hawaii Island

    breadfruit roasting on grillOne not-so-rare discovery that I made yesterday along Kauai's Mahaulepu coastline was breadfruit. This discovery came after a weekend on Big Island enjoying the Breadfruit Festival, where I discovered 1) numerous tasty ways to eat breadfruit; and 2) an ancient agro-forest once ran a full 1/2 mile wide by 18 miles long growing--seat belts low and tight, people--breadfruit.

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  • September in Photos

    kim at end of haleakala trekIn 1881, some 15 years after Mark Twain visited Hawaii, he wrote his friend and fellow essayist Charles Warren Stoddard, "If the house would only burn down, we would pack up the cubs and fly to the isles of the blest, and shut ourselves up in the healing solitudes of Haleakala and get a good rest...."

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