Tag Archives: Waikiki

At The Heart of Homelessness

During my various stays in Hawaii I have become acutely aware of the homeless situation in Paradise.  On a number of occasions an extremely friendly person would come up and start talking to me and then ask for money.  I … Continue reading

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Shopping Cart Voyagers

On our October 2010 trip to Waikīkī, as Mom and I drove to the Savannah Airport my little Toyota Echo was packed to bulging with luggage: my 3 suitcases and briefcase with laptop, Mom’s 3 suitcases, her carry-on and her … Continue reading

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Being Invaded

In 2004 on my first flight to Hawaiʻi as we approached the islands US Department of Agriculture Declaration Cards were given out for all passengers to fill in.  When I saw the list of plants and animals forbidden to be brought … Continue reading

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Snap Decisions

Here’s the scenario: a firefighter is banging on your door telling you that the wall of fire is almost upon your home, that you have only five minutes to grab what is important and then you have to run.  What … Continue reading

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My Fantasy

My fantasy is neither sexual nor murderous!  Rather, it is about real estate… specifically where will I live in Hawaiʻi in 2019 and thereafter?  When I move in June of 2019 my sole source of income will be my monthly Social … Continue reading

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Which Witch Are You?

In the Wizard of Oz after Dorothy has flattened the Wicked Witch of the East to a pancake with her falling house, Glinda the Good Witch marvels at Dorothy’s powers which have eliminated the local neighborhood nuisance and asks Dorothy … Continue reading

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Your Inner Life

On one of our drives to the Byodo-In Temple, a non-denominational Buddhist temple made without any nails, we pass through the Valley of the Temples with a number of cemeteries of various ethnic persuasions.  On the hillside there are also a … Continue reading

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