Why Every City Kid Should Spend a Week in the Country

I never thought I would miss having chickens hang out around my feet. But I believe the Hawaiian countryside has grown on me. And even on my city slickin' kids. Yes, it'll be good to have some relief from these horrific mosquito bites, but I'm sad to go. Actually, when we first walked into this beach … Continue reading Why Every City Kid Should Spend a Week in the Country

When Hope Washes Away

It's not an ordinary summer morning.  I can hear the waves softly crash onto the shore. I'm in Hawaii, steps away from the beach, just steps. "Go, walk barefoot on the sand," my dad says to me.  "It's good for you." It's humorous how the ocean is such the panacea for everything on the islands. So my … Continue reading When Hope Washes Away