Monthly Archives: October 2008

Arrival

I arrived in Honolulu on January 26, 2008, at 9:13pm. I had a terrible flu.  It had crept up on me the night before my flight, striking me with sudden chills that kept me from getting more than a few … Continue reading

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On plans and lying

All my life, I’ve had the tendency to make great, elaborate plans for the future.  These plans will be deeply researched, thought about, talked about with great excitement; but they never come to be, or they’re traded in for greater … Continue reading

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Family

My mother has three brothers and three sisters. The youngest, my uncle Chimp, is a bit of a nomad like me, only he tends to go where there are people to mooch off. I love him dearly, but he’s a … Continue reading

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Left Behind

Everywhere I go I leave pieces of myself behind. I was in 3rd grade when custody was suddenly switched from my mother to my father, so suddenly that I didn’t even get a chance to clean my desk out.  I … Continue reading

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Running

I’ve spent my entire life moving from place to place.  We weren’t in the military, nor were my parents in jobs that required relocation.  I can’t say the reason for half the moves.  Eviction. Custody disputes.  Needing more room.  Needing … Continue reading

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The First Visit

It’s funny how announcing that you’re going to visit someplace desirable brings everybody out of the woodwork with stories about how their aunt’s neighbor’s penpal went there once too!  By the time my first Hawaii visit arrived I was all … Continue reading

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Beginnings

I never had a deep spiritual connection with Hawaii.  It wasn’t someplace I dreamed of moving to.  It wasn’t even someplace I thought much of visiting. Truth be told, for the majority of my life, I knew very little about … Continue reading

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