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Observations The USA

HAOLE ALOHA

It is Sunday. I go for a long walk. Sunday is a good day to walk because the traffic isn’t as bad. It is a bright, blustery, wet, winter’s day on Maui. I head off down Makawao Avenue, holding onto the bill of my ballcap to keep it from blowing off. For the first half […]

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Our Life

RATS

The awesome power of a bored brain In 11 days, Bob and I leave Maui with no plans to return. A couple of days ago, I came across a road kill rat during one of my walks. It surprised me, not because I have never seen road kill, or dead rats, or even road kill […]

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Nicaragua Our Life

STEPPING INTO A NEW LIFE

When I close my eyes at night, I am walking up this path, north across the island. There are no sirens, no dodging of cars, no blinding lights. Only the singing of insects and the feel of the earth beneath my feet.

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Corporations

VERTICAL INTEGRATION

Capitalism Flourishes on Maui A major trash hauler came to this island a few years ago and has been working diligently to put the smaller haulers out of business. Like a big fish, Maui Disposal has been on the attack. They have either devoured or crippled, not only the waste haulers but also the recycling […]

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Politics War and Peace

SORRY

Winter has hit Maui. Although it started out sunny, the rest of the day was blustery, cold and wet. Anyone who says there are no seasons in the tropics isn’t opening their eyes. It was the perfect day to sit at our desks and work on all those little projects sunny days keep us away […]