Category Archives: Hawaii

Vultures for “N” stories voting

The Alphabet Challenge “N” Stories voting will close at noon on Sunday, August 16th. I mean, it sure sounds like you have a lot of time left to read for about 30 minutes, then ponder about which story merits your … Continue reading

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Third X Two reminder for “N” stories voting

The Alphabet Challenge “N” Stories voting has entered the doldrums period. Yup, during every round, there’s a point where voting stalls and the poll languishes in solitude with nary a click to keep it company. You have no obligation to … Continue reading

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Third reminder for “N” stories voting

The Alphabet Challenge “N” Stories are sitting there, looking pretty and waiting for readers (and voters). You could be a reader (if you’ve not already read the stories) and you could be a voter (if you’ve not already voted). And, … Continue reading

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Second reminder for “N” stories voting

The Alphabet Challenge “N” Stories are active and the stories are fiercely battling for supremacy . . . sort-of. You have no obligation to do anything . . . but it sure would be swell — if you’ve not already … Continue reading

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Four more days of “M” stories voting

The Alphabet Challenge M-Stories votes are waiting in the wings . . . but I wish they would rush into the bright lights. If you’ve not already done so, you can read the stories and cast your vote for your … Continue reading

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Still pining for “M” stories votes

The Alphabet Challenge M-Stories voting has stagnated . . . Yes, it sometimes gets a second wind near the end, but why wait? If you’ve not already done so, you can read the stories and cast your vote for your … Continue reading

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Samsung Note 8 Photos — July 2018

For them not interested in reading, you can go directly to the SmugMug Gallery HERE.   For a slideshow click HERE. When you click the link, it will open in a new window and you have two options: 1) Manually scroll through the photos … Continue reading

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Samsung Note 8 Photos — June 2018, Part 3

For them not interested in reading, you can go directly to the SmugMug Gallery HERE.   For a slideshow click HERE. When you click the link, it will open in a new window and you have two options: 1) Manually scroll through the photos … Continue reading

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Owling Good Time — The Pueo Files

Because our typical daily driving distance is between four and eight miles with speeds seldom exceeding 35mph, once a week we go for a long drive . . . for the sake of the car; a long drive at higher … Continue reading

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Samsung Note 8 Photos — June 2018, Part 2

For them not interested in reading, you can go directly to the SmugMug Gallery HERE.   For a slideshow click HERE. When you click the link, it will open in a new window and you have two options: 1) Manually scroll through the photos … Continue reading

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Samsung Note 8 Photos — June 2018, Part 1

For them not interested in reading, you can go directly to the SmugMug Gallery HERE.   For a slideshow click HERE. When you click the link, it will open in a new window and you have two options: 1) Manually scroll through the photos … Continue reading

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August 2018 — Random Samsung Note 8 Photos

For them not interested in reading, you can go directly to the SmugMug Gallery HERE.   For a slideshow click HERE. When you click the link, it will open in a new window and you have two options: 1) Manually scroll through the photos … Continue reading

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Hōkūleʻa

One month ago, as I write this, we stepped out of our rental unit and walked the two miles from our complex to dockside at the Kona Bay.  Why? Why expose ourselves to the heat and humidity and actually mingle … Continue reading

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The waves visited for a few days – Part 3: the long videos

As promised, the rest of the wave videos, the longer ones.  Please note: I suggest starting the videos below with the volume set on low. Waves and wind are pretty loud as are the occasional planes flying overhead. One correction … Continue reading

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The waves visited for a few days – Part 2

I’m in a bit of a quandary about how to do this. I have videos and I have photos and I have a fair amount of both.  The day was January 14th and the place is Wawaloli Beach Park. Melisa and I call … Continue reading

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