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I will update this site periodically with essays on teaching and learning, with pieces of poetry, and with installments of my “almanac” of 2020, This Week, Last Year.


December 27-December 31, 2020

December 27, 2020 The moon is approaching what many people call full, one day past Hua, the first day of fullness, Akua, and the winds have been up for a few days. I ran down to Kealia around 9:30, planning to just get in and paddle around since I haven’t surfed in a few days.…

December 20-December 26, 2020

December 22, 2020 The morning after Saturn and Jupiter seemed to pass each other in the evening sky dawned clear and cool and nearly windless. As soon as Erin returned from her sunrise walk, I headed down to check Anchors. I sent some texts to let C—, M—, and S— know that it was looking…

December 13-December 19, 2020

December 13, 2020 Calm again today after the brief flurry of trades. High tide was over 2 feet somewhere close to 2 a.m. with low tide around 10:45. I met M— down at Mahaʻulepu though I think we should have tried Anchors. I hesitate to suggest a drive to a spot that is so fickle,…

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