Monthly Archives: April 2013

Of Weeds and Gardens

Pulling weeds. Hauling browned palm fronds. Trimming branches. Sweeping loose gravel. Sweating in the tropical humidity while perspiration drips down my brow. That’s my morning today, attempting to make an improvement on the street appearance of our newly rented dwelling in Hawaii Kai. From the state of overgrown disarray, it is obvious that the previous


Empty Houses, New Frontiers: Moving On

I should be used to this routine by now. The uprootedness of sorting, packing, cleaning, and empty houses, that is. As a wandering gypsy, I’m essentially an expert in relocating and starting over. The past week witnessed my farewell to the slopes of Haleakalā and my departure from dear Maui, my arrival on the heavily