Category Archives: hawaii


EMERGENCY ALERT BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL. That is the message that I would have received this past Saturday at just past 8 o’clock in the morning if I had a … Continue reading

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belly dancing on the dashboard

from May 2014 Bury my heart Here Because mine eyes have seen enough Suffering My eyes have seen enough Of man’s inhumanity to man But this isn’t a Robert Burns poem… This is holy land Where the sand is flying … Continue reading

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Cranberry Sunflower-Seed Sourdough Bread

07 August 2017 I’m sitting here tonight alone at the Maui airport eating Friendly Farm’s Cranberry Sunflower Seed Sourdough Bread and I wish that you were here with me and I wish that we had butter

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Longing to set sail once more casualties of a war waged with germs and guns and drugs and spam and pineapples and sugarcane and chemicals and steel and my heart is numb and I cannot feel your pain the goddess … Continue reading

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how many feet have walked along this trail for years and years and years before hiking shoes and boots how many mules have stepped on these stones carying the weight of history how many tears have fallen remains a mystery but … Continue reading

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Starry Night Over Ho’olehua

Just when the world gets too heavy pound after pound after pound piling up until its too much I step out into the meadow and look up and every star twinkles, billions upon billions upon billions beyond what we can … Continue reading

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Olive Tree

daylight fading into evening shade tree branches swaying old record played on repeat no street lights here nothing to fear but aching feet and tired eyes havent cried in too long the records skipping mid-song just as I started singing … Continue reading

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