Day 58 – Botanical Diversity

Grounding. Solace. Alone again, after a great weeklong visit with my brother, I felt pulled to take a walk among plant life. I needed their help to remember how to feel rooted on this Earth. I needed their help to remember the diversity of life. I needed their help to remember that life can happen... Continue Reading →

Day 50 – Life Happens in Paradise 

Ah paradise, you are my Shangri La, the place where there are no worries, food is plentiful, play no work, and I will never get old. Who am I kidding? Not you I hope.  The food is not free. The housing isn't either. And there are chores to do.  Thanks to my neighbor monopolizing the... Continue Reading →

Day 32 – Feeling Local

You know you are feeling like a local to Hawaii when... You stop using Google maps to find your way around. You take a different highway home - LikeLike instead of the H3 - just because. You go out wearing a tank top without a bra on (not to work though) You wear flip flops... Continue Reading →

Days 21-24 – Jumping Fences

I'm okay. That's all you really need to know. But if you really want a little story as to why I haven't blogged the last 3 days, then here we go... Friday, my telework day, started off well. I was plugging along until I noticed that the fountain aerating the Koi pond aka Niagra falls,... Continue Reading →

Day 19 – Homework in Paradise

Living and working in paradise has its perks. One is walking on the beach at sunrise. But a downside is I spend about 50+ hours per week working including commute time. I typically am out of the house before 8 a.m. and back by 6 p.m.  Sunrise is currently around 6:25 a.m. and sunset around... Continue Reading →

Day 17 – Monday Again

I was tired when I woke up. Guess I had too much fun this weekend. I was tired at work. Not enough coffee... Six hours of meetings, running errands after work (that took 2 hours!), and now I'm exhausted. Aloha!

Day 16 – Beach Access

I really wanted today's post to be about my first time diving since 1996. Yes, this marine biologist hasn't been SCUBA diving in 20 years. I had a fantastic experience - I picked it back up like my last dive was a week ago. Perhaps diving is like riding a bicycle? The most amazing thing... Continue Reading →

Day 11 – Traffic

Traffic. It is the plague of the modern world. It even exists on this small dot in the middle of the grand Pacific Ocean.  Thanks to a little research and asking friends who live in Oahu, I learned how to avoid standstill traffic. It takes me 32 minutes to drive the 14 miles to work.... Continue Reading →

Day 1 – E Komo Mai

My first day was a long day. Flight was fine, getting rental car, and even going to Costco was fine (great place to buy fish!).I arrived to my rental - no problem (google maps didn't let me down). All looked great until I began to settle in. It was cluttered. Stuff in desk? Stuff in... Continue Reading →

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