“What is it you were taking pictures of?” She asked. I realized then I had been neither invisible nor gone unnoticed the past few minutes I’d spent contorting my body to get rid of glare that threatened to ruin the 15 second video segments I hoped to put on Instagram. That while the beach was … Continue reading The Slave Traders Currency and the Moms Who Ran
I stood in the garden of a woman, who during her last few weeks on earth referred to me as the Great White Devil, a woman whose frown I think of every time we pass her grave on the way to the beach. Her great-grandson, a little boy she never got the opportunity to meet … Continue reading The Great White Devil in the Dead Woman’s Garden
The Crown Vic was buried up to the license plate in the front, wind blowing fine grained sand up against its rainbow design. An elderly man was alternating between digging the front wheels, and standing back scratching his head. The back of the car was fine, wheels visible on the tracks that led to the … Continue reading A helping hand or a tow, a badge for your soul
One day out of the entire year, Hoaloha day, the entry to the Na ‘Āina Kai Botanical Gardens and Sculpture Park is only 10 dollars. From 9-1 you get to wander about, a fantastic deal as normally one must pay from $35 to $80 depending on which guided tour you take. Tours that don’t seem … Continue reading Skipping through a stranger’s dream
Every adventure should start at Kauai Coffee. They could charge entry fees. Buses and rental cars would still arrive in droves filling up that massive gravel parking lot. Tourists emerging with open wallets pulling out cards and money for a chance to see the largest coffee grower in the US, where over 4 million coffee … Continue reading 238,900 miles to the moon
Waimea canyon. Absolutely. A. Must. Each Hawaiian island has that thing that sets it apart from the others. Big Island, the volcano. Maui, Mount Haleakala. Oahu… Waikiki? Pearl Harbor? Diamond Head? Buildings taller than coconut trees? (Reference to Kaua’i zoning laws on the height of buildings.) Kaua’i has Waimea Canyon. If you’re wondering about Moloka’i, … Continue reading Waimea Canyon
Salt pond is that guy you agree to go on a date with because he is so ridiculously good looking and then sometime between realizing he has sugar teeth, has just pilfered the silverware along with the salt and pepper shakers, and never returned from the bathroom after his payment card … Continue reading Salt Pond, and the girl from purgatory
The Chauffer’s tale. Today is the day that I start my blog. I will obsess over it. Edit and re-edit, send it off to my sister and friend who signed on as my beta readers and maybe, perhaps, it will make it to WordPress. A blog about what?… Yikes. The commitment there. Well life. … Continue reading What exactly this is, and isn’t.