Cool Colors and Cider Drinks

“Of  all the seasons, autumn  offers the most  to man and requires the least of him.”-Hall Borland Hot Cider anyone? It’s that time of the year when cool winds of the upcoming season tickles our cheeks and whispers in our ears that winter is on its way. Autumn’s fingers tap the leaves that hang bright green from unsuspecting branches, sending a wave of brilliant colors through its veins. Soon, the leaves break free,.. Read More

The Need to Flee

“I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travels sake. The great affair is to move.” Robert Lewis Stevenson – Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes There are times when running away is fun. To get away from all the grown up and expected responsibilities that label us once we pass the age of twenty-one. For me, the need to flee is nothing new. I dream and wonder, “What if?” or “How did that.. Read More

Oh So Simple

“Here is the test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished: if you’re alive, it isn’t.”-Richard Bach I can’t believe that it’s been a month plus since returning to the mainland. I was foolish enough to think that a little rest and returning to my old stomping grounds would make me ok and ready to roll again. Boy was I wrong! For one week, I floated between sleep and half wakefulness… Read More

Services Rendered Shout-Out (chp.8)

“You’re far more likely to regret the things you don’t do than the things you do”-Mark Twain So you think you have soul but do you know what it is? One definition of soul (by Dictionary.com) is the emotional part of human nature. Simply Soul on 51 N. Market St., Wailuku, Maui, HI, is a step up by being soulful as well as a Rasta boutique. Everything in the store is locally made.. Read More

Services Rendered Shout-Out (chp.6)

“No influence is so powerful as that of the mother”- Sarah Josepha Hale On the top of a hill, at 1728 Kaahumanu Ave., Suite D, Wailuku, HI, is a small store that holds the big heart of a fine woman. Marife Cendana owns Frances Nathan Designs, a store named after her ten-year old son. In 2009, Marife and her husband, Freddie, started the store because she wanted to settle down and care for.. Read More

Services Rendered Shout-Out (chp.5)

“Men are born to succeed, not to fail”-Henry David Thoreau If I had not seen it for myself, I wouldn’t believe that customer service could still be found even on the island of Maui. This act of kindness started with Edward Parsons, a Ctrlcenter Service Expert at OfficeMax. At 270 Dairy Rd. in Kahului, HI, Ed greeted and shortly recongnized me from a previous appointment a month ago. This subtle gesture made it easier to approach.. Read More

Services Rendered Shout-Out (chp.4)

“Plunge boldly into the thick of life, and seize it where you will, it is always intresting.”- Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe On the island of Lanai, is a cool, upbeat boutique called, The Local Gentry. Located in the town square at 363 7th St., is a gem of a find. During an early morning browse, I  had scanned the stores’ window displays and could not wait for it to open. There is no.. Read More

Volunteer Your Services (G and G part 2)

“Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.”-James Baldwin In this month of gratitude and giving, I used my time earlier this week to volunteer. Hale Kau Kao food kitchen has a saying, “Feeding with compassion and Aloha.” The building, at St. Theresa’s’ Church, 25 West Lipoa Street in Kihei, is celebrating their twenty-third year serving food to those in need. They are also.. Read More

Go Lila, it’s your Birthday!

“Maturity is the capacity to endure uncertainty”-John Finley A busy birthday The party may be over, but the memories will never end. This has been one of the best days of my life and it all started with some very special people. All you need is love Prior to the actual birthday, so many other things have gone on. Moving for the third time, working with the Pacific Whale Foundation, attending a one.. Read More

It’s my Birthday, Hey!

“If you do nothing unexpected, nothing unexpected happens.”- Fay Weldon The Chipmunks It’s not my official birthday yet but I’m celebrating the month of, anyway. This is an ongoing treat that I started many years ago. It started with gifts to myself and then major trips around the world. This month, as stated on my other website, Roadway News 2, this month is of gratitude and giving. Instead of taking, I’m giving of.. Read More

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