Category Archives: Hawaii

Hawaii in Review: The (Very) Endangered Hawaiian Monk Seal

The Hawaiian Monk Seal is a critically endangered marine animal that is native to the Hawaiian Islands. I knew that this kind of seal existed long before my arrival on the island of Moloka’i, but I never thought that I’d … Continue reading

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Alaska and Hawaii: A Comparison in Photos

These Alaskan photos are from April 2011, the Hawaiian ones are from March 2013. In April 2011, an old college roommate of mine came to visit me in Alaska. These photos were taken on a hike that we were on … Continue reading

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That’s a Wrap on Hawaii

Today, I am moving out of my tiny Hawaiian apartment. This evening, I will board the little plane that will fly me over to Honolulu and then I’ll take the red-eye from Honolulu to Anchorage. I have not updated my … Continue reading

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Island-wide Power Outage

I woke up this morning to a digital clock that was dark, a ceiling fan that was no longer spinning, and lights that would not turn on. That’s right, I was experiencing my very first power outage on Moloka’i. I … Continue reading

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Welcome to Hawaii, Mom!

Yup, my mother came to see me on my little rock in the ocean. She and I first came to Hawaii together last January when we vacationed in Kauai. Now, we’re on Molokai. We’re thinking about making Hawaiian vacations an … Continue reading

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Hula!

Ah, the hula. This is something that I suppose I would associate with Hawaiian culture only if someone were to specifically ask me about the kind of dancing that the people of Hawaii do. I must admit, normally when I … Continue reading

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Beware of Coconuts

This sign says it all. Always look up. Never set up camp or sit underneath a coconut tree. And remember that life in Hawaii is so good that your biggest worry is a piece of  fruit falling on your head. … Continue reading

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