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Monthly Archives: February 2013

Aloha Woods

Sun, 24 Feb 2013, 10:31 PM (-06:00)

On our way out of Kailua-Kona, we drove back along Queen Ka‘ahumanu Highway past the airport to … Target. Yes, Target. We needed a new suitcase to carry some of our new-found treasures. Sadly Target had none. (How is that possible?) So our next destination was … CostCo. Yes, CostCo. Certainly they would have a suitcase, and sure enough they […]

A New World Record

Sat, 23 Feb 2013, 11:36 PM (-06:00)

In Waterloo Records last fall, I pulled a CD out of the $5.99 sale case: Electric Light Orchestra’s A New World Record…   I have it on vinyl. My original copy was a cassette. When we got home, I frantically unwrapped the CD. I was anxious to listen to the whole album again. I put it into […]


Fri, 15 Feb 2013, 06:16 PM (-06:00)

My brother parked the car in a spot along the street that was surprisingly easy to find. We fed the parking meter in spite of its astoundingly user-unfriendly interface. And we started to walk up the sidewalk toward Lamar. “You want to go to Huts?” my brother asked. “They have great burgers.” “Wherever you guys […]

Hawaiian Language Class

Mon, 4 Feb 2013, 12:43 AM (-06:00)

1. Waking Up It was early. There was barely a glow of morning coming in thru the balcony doors. The Hawaiian language class was at 8:00am, and it was only 6:00am. There was plenty of time, so I rolled over and fell back asleep. The dawning of day in earnest work me up with a […]

Hawai‘i Aloha

Sun, 3 Feb 2013, 05:50 PM (-06:00)

The fair and industrious Trudy suggested I go to the ukulele hoedown without her. I gathered her intent. Her laptop was in the room. She had words to share and photos to post. She had likes to collect. Facebook was calling. On the lanai downstairs, a warm breeze was blowing off the water. It was now nighttime, […]

As The Sun Sank Beneath The Waves

Sat, 2 Feb 2013, 08:00 PM (-06:00)

So let’s pick up where we left off in this (sadly, long-running) recounting of our trip to Hawaii last April. With any luck, I’ll finish the telling before a full year has passed… In Holualoa, Sam the ukulele man scrounged a piece of Koa wood for us, and he suggested a wood shop where we […]

WFH Friday

Sat, 2 Feb 2013, 01:39 AM (-06:00)

Working from home on Friday… Backyard chores. Compost to take out. Green house to open. Listen to the Wren singing in the sun. And joyful noise of kids from the schoolyard a block away. A wiry-haired Terrier lying in my lap, oblivious to the clicking keyboard or the sounds of Skype. A happy black-haired dog […]

Your Pictures

Sat, 2 Feb 2013, 12:08 AM (-06:00)

“Sure,” he said after I explained what I planned to do. It was a quiet, noncommittal way of acknowledging that I had spoken—something less than I expected, less feedback than I needed. So I elaborated… “I’ll update the wiki with a new diagram for version 2 and of course some new words to go along […]