April 11-April 17, 2020

April 11, 2020 We’ve been locked down for almost a month. Today I had to head in to Lihue for a bunch of errands, including supplies to build my chambered wooden surfboard, toilet paper, and some basics from Costco. I also needed to replenish our supply of lemons by visiting the tree near my classroom.Continue reading “April 11-April 17, 2020”

March 28-April 3, 2020

“Lifeless in appearance, sluggish dazed spring approaches- They enter the new world naked, cold, uncertain of all save that they enter. All about them the cold, familiar wind-” “…breeding lilacs out of dead land, mixing memory and desire, stirring dull roots with spring rain.” Aperilis, the following, the next. Formerly the second month. This April,Continue reading “March 28-April 3, 2020”

February 22-February 28, 2020

February 23, 2020 7:10 am M– needed to surf before dawn today and C– couldn’t head out until after 10:00, so I made my own way down the east side. The wind was light, almost nonexistent, no clouds anywhere. Waiʻaleʻale was crystal clear looming over us all, the morning sun lighting up each of itsContinue reading “February 22-February 28, 2020”

February 15-February 21, 2020

February 16, 2020 I planned to meet M– at Mahaʻulepu this morning, at 8:00. High tide was a few minutes before midnight last night and low tide bottomed out just below 0 feet around 1:30 this afternoon. The moon is disappearing again, passed half, on its way to new. I didn’t even see it today.Continue reading “February 15-February 21, 2020”

February 8-February 14, 2020

February 8, 2020 S– decided to stay on the east side and M– was putting shingles on the roof of his rapidly emerging ʻohana unit so I headed to Mahaʻulepu by myself. I made it to my spot under the trees by 10:45, very near the bottom of todayʻs low tide, which was an evenContinue reading “February 8-February 14, 2020”

February 1-February 7, 2020

*** When the Romans’ year was divided into 10, the winter existed of course but was blank, an unmarked span of time, too dark to think about, too cold to see on a calendar. This time of the year was just blank space, outside their doors, in the fields, on the calendars, time to beContinue reading “February 1-February 7, 2020”

January 29-January 31, 2020

January 30 2020 The crescent moon has been waxing all week, hanging low in the dusky sky, Venus shining brightly just below it. The second low tide today was shortly before 2:00 p.m. and bottomed out at .18 ft. We didn’t make it into the water until 3:00, riding the waves as we rode theContinue reading “January 29-January 31, 2020”