I laughed out loud…

…and nearly ran off the road. A man was running along the side of the road, his BIG, floppy, fluffy dog on leash alongside…it looked like an untrimmed standard poodle. The dog’s cadence was….funny (as in weird-funny). I run 20 miles a week with two dogs in tow on a tandem leash. They have learned to run at my speed and adjust to my cadence, so I could see that this dog was not “a Continue reading

The best laid plans…

….get screwed up. I planned to go to the Valentine’s day 5k in Hilo, but was waylaid by an empty gas tank. As I filled it from the lawmower stash, I gazed at the sky…..the sunrise was AMAZING! The current high winds made incredible cloud formations: I scheduled a whale-watching sunset cruise as a surprise for DH for Valentine’s day. It was a fund raiser for Habitat for Humanity….2 hours with heavy Pupu, 2 drinks Continue reading

This might be a bad thing….

We went to the beach today. Had a great time snorkeling, enjoying a warm, sunny February day in Hawaii. We then decided to hit our favorite lunch place, The Ponds. We walked in the front door….and were greeted by Darryl, our usual waiter, who had seen us pull into the parking lot, had already poured our “usual” drinks, and handed them to us at the entryway. We are either 1. too predictable or 2. too Continue reading

And Chicken Little said….

RED!! RED!!! EVERYBODY RUN!!!! Well, that was my interpretation of the squawks anyway. Every day the 7 chickens get a treat of shredded carrot or lettuce (scraps from dinner the night before….) on a recycled white paper plate. Everyday they meet me at the door to their coop, anticipating, and some of them leaping nearly into my arms to get at the treat. Today I cooked my egg, toasted my toast, and reached into the Continue reading

I have decided…

….to let God do the leading! On Wednesday the choir rehearsed the hymns for this past Sunday. The recessional hymn was “I have decided to follow Jesus.” I was….disgruntled. “This is theologically flawed! We have no business singing this song here in a church where we believe we are saved by the grace of God, NOT by the decisions we make!” I was quite vocal…but Father Moki had chosen the song…so the song we would Continue reading

What did this man do?

Our former Pastor Jim and his wife Irene were visting the big Island, and we joined them for lunch. We chatted about the “old times” and they talked about his health problems, many of which started after they moved to Virginia to follow her job. “What do you think the link between all my health problems and moving to Virginia were?” he asked. I thought my answer (to the ordained Lutheran minister) was quite inspired: Continue reading

It was either a brilliant move….

….or one of the stupidest things I have ever done. On Sunday a small Boston Terrier ran in front of my car as we drove to church. I slammed on the brakes….and hit the dog. The large pickup behind me….hit us. Fortunately no one in either car was seriously injured, and the dog up and ran away. The truck driver and I looked things over, decided that neither of us were interested in “doing anything,” Continue reading

Ave Maria by Caccini

The choir of Church of the Holy Apostles in Hilo, under the direction of Rick Mazurowski and accompanied by JeanPierre on the flute, performing Ave Maria by Gulio Caccini:   avemariaforhroost from c h on Vimeo. (sorry about the boobage as someone jumped up to add thier cell phone to the podium just as JeanPierre started to play…..)

And another one down…..

lvhalf One more 1/2 marathon under my belt! Solidly in the middle third of the crowd of 25k that ran the 2014 Las Vegas Rock’n’Roll Marathon/ 1/2 Marathon under VERY cold conditions!

This is a public service announcement….

Disconnect the battery. Wait 15 minutes. Reconnect the battery. That is all. The backstory: It is that time of the year when it is dark when I leave for work, and light by the time I get there. Headlights turned on to start off to work…..and today, forgotten about when I arrived. I got out of work at 5pm, went to my car and….uh-oh….noted the lights were on. The car started with just a bit Continue reading


I was actually filming a passing filefish when this octopus scurried underneath us and hid in this corner.  By the time I set the camera to video, s/he had backed into the corner and wasn’t moving much….but watch closely as s/he morphs to match the surrounding rocks…..   PICT0069 from c h on Vimeo.


Today sucked. 1.  It was Sunday, and I was working.  Not a usual event. I have been able for the most part to have Sundays off….but we are short a couple docs so….. 2. All my orders seemed to be ignored.  Patient with worrisome neurological symptoms on whom I requested a STAT mri……oh, mri’s are not done on inpatients on the weekend.  Only ER patients are apparently important enough to call a tech in….Patient with Continue reading