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Block The Sun (Run)

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My son Steve died April 3, 2017. He had found a suspicious mole 7 years earlier and had had it removed. It was melanoma. All lymph nodes and other tests for evidence of spread were negative. Six years later, it recurred as metatases in his brain, lungs, spine and neck. Treatments failed, and he succumbed to a complication of his treatment. Melanoma is the deadliest of skin cancers, and all it takes is one cell…..traveling Continue reading

Sound of Mom’s Dream

In 1993 George Winston and New Age music were all the rage. One night, I woke to the sound of music being played in Winston’s style, and peeked out my bedroom door to see who had left the radio on. Our son, Steve Hryniuk was at the piano, playing a song he had composed, but was too shy to play in public. He appropriately named the song “Sound of Mom’s Dream.” Here is the song, Continue reading

Triton’s Trumpet

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Among the largest of seasnails, they are rarely seen, and even more rarely during daylight. This beauty was about 50yards inside the reef, sitting on a bar of sand in a coral bed. About a foot long. Yes, after showing it to the “land-lubbers,” I returned it to where I found it.

She’s come a long way, baby!

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She followed me home almost two years ago while I was out running. Lily was terrified of loud noises, skittish,hid in the garden under the tree for a week before she would allow us to come near her. She was especially terrified of David and of most men. This morning I shot this photo of her comfortably laying her head on David’s arm, looking at him adoringly. We’ve come a long way, baby

A night on the town….

Well, life in the fast lane continues here. DH met me at the door as I got home from work yesterday, and informed me we were going out to dinner. We drove to the metropolis of Papaaloa where we were lucky enough to get seats without a reservation at Papaaloa Country Store and Cafe He enjoyed his fish and chips while I dined on Pork-n-peas. All the while entertained by Java Jive Band, including our Continue reading

Ice Cream Bread

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3 cups of self-rising flour 4 cups of your favorite full-fat ice cream, softened Mix ingredients, smooth into a loaf pan. Bake at 350 for 55-65 minutes: test for doneness with a knife Don’t have self-rising flour? Add 1 1/2 tsp baking powder and 1/2 tsp salt to each cup of all purpose flour, mix thoroughly.