Two Big Burns

When I was Melody’s age, my mom and I lived in Santa Fe New Mexico. Santa Fe was a pretty cool place. There were lots of artists and hippies like there were on Maui. I went to a Montessori school where I learned to write my name and they had a room for kid timeouts […]

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A Severe Case of Wanderlust

When I was a teen, I would watch the airplanes leaving Maui and fantasize about where they could take me. Ironically they were all full of tourists going home from their adventures on my island. I knew every inch of that island. I had been to every corner and explored every cranny. While kids on […]

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Making Shit Up

The phone rang. She picked it up and looked at the screen. “Not him again,” She thought. She hit ignore and went back to eating her sandwich. There was a knock at the door. Mid-bite she breathed out hard through her nose and stood up to answer the door, taking her sandwich along for the […]

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Better than your Mama’s

If I had to eat the same meal in the same place every day, there is only one place I would want to be: Mama’s Fish House on Maui at sunset. You would think it would be a favorite home-cooked meal prepared by a close friend or family member – like Thanksgiving or something. No […]

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