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A Picture Perfect Day on Oahu

Another blast of winter for Denver this weekend is bringing snow and freezing temps after nearly a whole week of 50s. Yeah, I know, woe is me…others have dealt with harsher conditions this winter and done just fine. I’ll survive it, too. But it’s got me thinking of a nice beach somewhere in Hawaii, most […]

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The View From Diamond Head

…is worth all of the steps to the top of the state park.

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Remembering My Pearl Harbor Tour

Seventy-one years ago tomorrow, December 7th, 2012, Pearl Harbor on Hawaii was attacked by the Japanese, thus catapulting the United States into World War II. On this, the eve of the anniversary of one of the most significant events in not just the history of the U.S., but also the world, I pause to think […]

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The Curves of Oahu’s Coastline

Gazing out on Oahu’s coastline from Makapuu on the windward side of the island.

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A Pair of Sea Turtles in Hawaii

  A pair of Hawaiian sea turtles relax on a beach on the north shore of Oahu.

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Looking Out on Pearl Harbor from the USS Missouri

The view of Hawaii’s Pearl Harbor from the Big Mo, the USS Missouri.

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Searching for the Hawaiian Honu

I stood on the rocky shore of the Pu’uhonua o Honaunau National Historic Park with a dozen other tourists, cameras musically clicking away. The ocean scenery was stunning and the historic park interesting, but everyone’s eyes were directed toward the shallow water in the small bay. A group of endangered green sea turtles were diving […]

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Floating a Lantern for My Mother

The water glowed with more than 3,000 floating lanterns. I stood knee-deep in the bay watching them go out to sea from Honolulu’s Ala Moana Beach Park, wondering which one amongst the luminaries was mine. There was no way to know, I could only watch and smile – thinking of everyone who joined me at […]

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