Set aside your responsibilities for four days of bliss! Allow us to whisk you away from the Kona airport (or enjoy the drive if you are already on the Big Island), as you enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Big Island's western shores, and deliver you to the private and beautiful oasis of Hawaii Island Retreat Center. There you will be shown to a plush boutique hotel room, fragrant with ylang ylang trees growing in the central courtyard. Practice yoga in a spacious, breezy studio to…Continue
I don't know anyone personally who supports Trump. It might just be a bad dream and we will wake up soon realizing it was the work of an evil magician. Trump says he gets along with everyone. When asked if he really was right wing enough for the endorsement of Pat Robertson he said he got along with all people. He is a snake who can change the color…Continue
Do you check the eggs in a carton before you buy them at the store? Have you ever seen a check out person check the carton before she sells eggs to you?
A long time ago I decided that checking for broken eggs in a carton was just being too picky. If I get them home and find one broken every few months...or years...does it really…Continue
There is a hope that balances out death. Young people bring a new energy to the game and life goes on. As an old grandma I get bogged down in the idea that life is almost…Continue
I have been thinking about what a nice legacy Kim Gamble left and wondering what mine will be. Who will mourn me and what will they say? What tidbits of my life will be left as my body disappears? Will there be speeches? I told my daughter once I would just take off to the Himalayas and disappear but now I don't want to do that and she is realizing that I…Continue
In front of the fancy hotel on Kauai there was a ring of driftwood branches stuck into the sand in a circle and a sign telling of this little monk seal who was born there a few months ago. His mom nursed him for as long as she could with no feeding and then had to take off and leave him there. He seemed to be resting behind the driftwood log and the sign asked people not to disturb him as he was tired from fending for himself in the choppy water.
He was such a…Continue
I got stories....I could tell you things that would curl your toes and light a fire inside you. I would love to write about every minute of my life. The ups and downs are amazing in this tropical light. Flying.
Everything is equally important so that makes it difficult to decide what parts of the story to tell. The ups? the downs? I…Continue
Such an interesting…Continue
So nice to hear the news. Susan and Brassawe are happy enough to tie the knot. I'm so glad for them.
Marriage is such a safety net until it isn't. I don't trust it anymore but when it works it works really well and I know Susan needed a safe place to be and Brassawe seems to appreciate her talents and her beauty. I hope she appreciates his strength and mellow character.
Two talented people supporting each other on a farm where nature casts panoramic views for his…Continue
When I woke up I felt like I had subliminally downloaded a program from Hilary during her debate last night with Bernie. I felt like she had taken the analog out of my head and put in a new system that would analyze my snotty nose and eliminate this annoying cough. At first I was grateful but as I came further awake I was annoyed that she was so far into my…Continue
I think I have done very well having my ex around. He is a born again Christian now and salt of the earth Capricorn. We were married for twenty five years in Alaska. When you have kids with someone they are never really gone and our daughters are happy he is here. Grumpy Grandma has to just be quiet and smile. Next time he comes I will be…Continue
Boko Haram burned down a village in Nigeria. A survivor who watched the carnage from a tree outside the village reported he could hear the screams of the children burning. How do you fight against something like that? How can the world stop the barbarism? We don't have a clue what it is like to face a group that is going to burn your village. …Continue