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Monthly Archives: April 2013

The Merrie Monarch Festival

Tue, 23 Apr 2013, 08:44 PM (-06:00)

“You have tickets?” a woman asked us. “How did you get tickets?” Five words: the fair and industrious Trudy. Long before the trip began (which is now one year ago), Trudy waited until the minute they went on sale and got us tickets for the hula competition at the Merrie Monarch Festival in Hilo. Yes. We had […]


Wed, 10 Apr 2013, 08:22 PM (-06:00)

1. At The Starting Line They won’t tell you how far back they stood when they stood at the starting line, although if they did, they’d also have to mention how relieved they were when they realized they were initially standing way, way too far back in a crowd that made them feel more like […]

Laudau and Curie

Mon, 8 Apr 2013, 09:00 PM (-06:00)

We were sitting at the edge of the restaurant patio, enjoying a sliver of sun on a blustery day as we ate out salads and soup and sandwiches. A couple with two dogs sat down at a table nearby. Trudy and the woman made eye contact and realized that they knew each other.  “Pretty dog,” […]