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It Takes A Village……

kanikapilaflyer ….to BUILD a village! Can’t be there, but want to help? Donations can be sent to Church of the Holy Apostles 1407 Kapiolani Street Hilo, Hawaii, 96720 Designate your check “For Hale Iki Village”  

Time for Pics!

IMG_20180803_091351 ….since I don’t know what else to call this post.   I’ll start with the visual definition of irony. Went to the post office to pick up a package that Amazon told me had been delivered.  There was no “yellow slip” in the box, so I told the clerk there should be a package.  She searched, found it in the back, and then said “It would help us if you added your box number to Continue reading

Wailea (69) Beach

RedBarredHawkfish Just south of famous Hapuna Beach……which is great if you like sand. Lots of sand. Lots and lots of HOT sand….is 69 Beach. Named for the number of the utility pole near its entrance, it is part of the Hapuna Beach State Park system, but much less crowded, has shade from dozens of large keawe (mesquite) trees, has great snorkeling and still plenty sand….if you want it. Honu NuiWailea (69) Beach

The Twins

Twin boys were born, but due to circumstances, they needed to be adopted out.  One son was adopted by a family in Spain, the other by an Egyptian family and they never knew about each other. The boys grew up, learned that they were twins, decided to meet, and planned a reunion in Paris.  The press was alerted and a crowd gathered to see the reunion.  Unfortunately, the plane from Cairo was delayed and the Continue reading

The Funeral

I found one of my chickens dead this morning. She lay on the floor of the coop….and one of the older chickens was standing next to her. The watcher did not move when I entered the coop. She didn’t move when I picked up the carcass and placed it in a bag to take out to bury. As soon as I closed the bag, the other chicken walked out the door and down the ramp Continue reading


….heal thyself. I’ve often used that phrase in jest, but this time…..I meant it. For two months I’ve woken with neck pain, which then persists throughout the day.  There isn’t an associated headache. There is no arm weakness. There is no numbness or tingling (which would alert me to possible spinal cord compression from…..something bad. Just….a pain in the neck. I would hang my head over the edge of the bed to force traction. DH Continue reading