Category Archives: surf

Love like you’ve never been hurt

Like a sleepy volcano that suddenly erupts, my stories of love, passion, and all that digs deep into your core are spewing out, unstoppable in its mad and wild invasion. On Hawaii Island, Kilauea’s lava rushes downhill destroying everything in … Continue reading

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Snowbirds flock to Maui for the good life

The next best thing to living on Maui is to fly there to escape the insufferable winters elsewhere. Having lived in the tropics, I find it immensely challenging to get used to putting on shoes, gloves, scarves, and a jacket … Continue reading

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Kama’aina in Lahaina

After you’ve been on Maui (or anywhere in Hawaii) for awhile, you’ll hear the Hawaiian word “kama’aina” — it refers to a local person, a long-time resident, or a native (but not necessarily native Hawaiian). There are certain privileges to … Continue reading

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Kahului blues

It’s Friday the 13th. What else can go wrong? Every day brings a surprise. Today he discovers his favorite saucepan, a birthday gift from his uncle, is missing. Yesterday his mother’s glass baking tray. Last week, his best wines. She doesn’t … Continue reading

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Willful widow of Wailea

She has a recurring dream. He holds her left hand as they dip their toes in the warm waters off the Wailea coast where they live. In the setting sun, their bare feet massage the white sandy beach. She turns … Continue reading

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Finding love in paradise

I am fascinated by stories of people who find their way to Maui, but more importantly, find love in paradise. I often ask,”What brought you here?” Or “What made you stay?” Or “Why are you here?” One of these stories … Continue reading

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Way of the peaceful surfer

He wakes up before the crack of dawn. In the darkness, he makes coffee and pours the black liquid into a thermo flask. He loads up his truck with his short board, one of many surfboards stacked neatly on his … Continue reading

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