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Haleakala National Park and Rainbows, Maui

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It’s more than brisk on the top of Maui. Even if you’re driving on a hot afternoon from one of the fabulous beaches, be prepared for the cold at the summit of the Haleakala volcano. It is a bone-chilling, Montana … Read More

Stunning Tour of the Magnificent Iolani Palace

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Tours are a great way to get the behind the scenes stories of a place. And the docent makes all the difference. Willie Moore (former Attorney General for the State in the 1950s) made our time at the Iolani Palace … Read More

Wrong Side of Goodbye (Harry Bosch) 2016 – Perfect blend of story, character and setting

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Michael Connelly’s The Wrong Side of Goodbye My tough reviewing crumbled under the absolute perfection of this novel. I thought The Crossing was the best Bosch to date—well, it was, but then came The Wrong Side of Goodbye. Bosch has been forced … Read More

World War II Veterans at Pearl Harbor, 75th Anniversary

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To open the year, I’m saying thank you to and for our Veterans. Fort DeRussy Museum We were fortunate to be on Oahu for the Pearl Harbor Veterans events held at Fort DeRussy the afternoon of December 7th. The former … Read More

Book review – Choose Joy: Finding Hope and Purpose When Life Hurts

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Books always come to me right when they should. “Choose Joy” is co-authored by Sara Frankl and Mary Carver. Katie Connors from FaithWords at Hachette Book Group offered me the memoir in January 2016 in exchange for an honest review. … Read More

400 hundred-year-old trees & other treasures of the forest

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In early autumn, we took a trip to northern Pennsylvania that included both Forest and Warren Counties. The trip was a bit of memory lane for both of us, from different time periods of our lives. Alex had a college … Read More