To Tell The Truth “Tell the truth and shame the devil.” When I was a…

And Then The Rains Came “When the rains came, I looked to heaven. When they…

Wild Is The Wind “The wind is wild tonight, there’s battle in the air. The…

To Tell The Truth “Tell the truth and shame the devil.” When I was a growing boy in the west of Ireland, a few moons ago, this was one of our moral mottos. As I grew into adulthood, I tried to live by this motto though this was not always easy. In the course of…

And Then The Rains Came “When the rains came, I looked to heaven. When they washed away my dreams, I cried all night. In my heart I knew you’d be there because I felt the love and then I saw the light.” As a lover of good vocalists who give us good music and meaningful…

Wild Is The Wind “The wind is wild tonight, there’s battle in the air. The wind is from the west and it seems to come from Clare.” These lines from poetess Emily Lawless speak of the eve of the Battle of Fontenoy (May 11, 1745) when the charge of the Irish Brigade turned back the…

Barging In And Out It became visible in the distance at about 8:00 am on the 28th of July. Pulled by a leading tugboat and nudged by another tug, it slowly became more visible as it made its way in the direction of Damien’s Landing (Kalaupapa Pier). By 10:30 am it had nestled against the dock…

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…

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