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Mar 29, 2016

A shopping center called 'Whaler's village' was very close to where we stayed in Maui. At its entrance was a very elegant, metal statue of a mother humpback whale and her baby. You might know(1) that the water right next to Maui is the one place where humpbacks breed. The ocean here is called the Au'au channel; it is,...


Mar 25, 2016

I'm back in Wenatchee, and already missing Maui. We had such a wonderful vacation, and there were so many highlights(1). Some of you will know that I am into plants and trees, so it won't surprise you that a highlight for me was meeting the Banyan tree in the little town of Lahaina. I say "meeting" because it felt as...


Mar 15, 2016

The fresh, warm morning air blew gently against my face as I looked out towards the nearest island. The sand between my toes was clean and soft, not irritating at all. As I let it fall through my fingers, it occurred to me that I was looking at the Pacific ocean. Now, that is something that I don't always do. It was...


Mar 4, 2016

Dentist: Hello Liz. What seems to be the problem?

Liz: One of my small molars has been aching for a while. I was waiting, and hoping that the pain would go away, but it hasn't.

Dentist: You are due to have an x-ray, so let's do that and then talk about all your teeth.

Later.

Dentist: Ah, yes, you have quite a large...


Mar 1, 2016

Every six months, my family members and I are supposed to go to the dentist for a check-up. I say "supposed to" because we don't rush to get there. Sometimes it's several months later that we have our appointments. I don't have a problem with going(1) to the dentist; I don't have tooth problems, and I like looking after...