Catmantic With a little coaxing and a firm push, I had managed to put Maka…

Why We Fly Makani Kai The plane banked to the left over Topside Molokai, glided…

Looking Out To Sea I took a seat at the table nearest the entrance with…

Catmantic With a little coaxing and a firm push, I had managed to put Maka Reilly, my oldest cat, into a cat carrier in order to fly him to Topside Molokai for a scheduled checkup with Dr. Jayne, the veterinarian. Maka Reilly was not happy when I closed the door of the carrier and immediately…

Why We Fly Makani Kai The plane banked to the left over Topside Molokai, glided smoothly to the runway below and touched down with the now familiar slight bump (I call it ‘Bimp’) at Hoolehua Airport. It was my second touchdown in four days on Makani Kai Air on the runway of the Friendly Isle….

Looking Out To Sea I took a seat at the table nearest the entrance with a clear view of the road, giving me easy access to escape in case the party got too wild and rowdy. The ladies of the settlement began to arrive, on Kalaupapa time, laden with dishes of delicious home cooked foods,…

On The Rocks If you have an alcoholic drink such as Scotch On The Rocks, you have a shot with ice in it. If a marriage or a business is on the rocks, it means that a relationship is in big trouble and may soon terminate. If one’s financial situation is on the rocks, one…

Let Us Spray “Water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink.” As I rounded the corner opposite the Care Home and turned onto the grass margin intending to park my paddy wagon, I had no inkling that I was about to make a present-day reality of these words spoken by a sailor in Samuel Taylor…

The Pink Lady Goes Home The cortege left St. Francis Church grounds to the strains of an Elvis Presley song and headed up the hill past the movie house toward Staff Row. The procession was led by Kahohulani in her truck, bearing the casket containing the body of our friend and long-time resident, Elizabeth. We…

Love At First Blush They first met at the movies while attending Durham University in jolly old England. It was love at first blush. Julia or Julie, as we call her, hails from Stuart, Florida. She grew up with lots of alligators in her neighborhood but she had the good sense not to play with…

“On The Button” The operation was in full swing when Meli (we call her Bishop Meli) Watanuki burst through the church entrance and told us that an armed missile was on its way to Hawaii. Not surprisingly no one in the church panicked but rather continued taking down the Christmas decorations. Meantime, I hurried across…

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