May 2008 Archives

Rubber baby buggy bumpers……

While driving down the Hamakua coast of Hawaii toward work one day this week, I listened to the DJ stumble over a phrase as he read the news.  The phrase contained a long repetition of consonant sounds. Alliteration.  He started….stammered….restarted….stumbled……and finally said “lets move on…” and he did. I was immediately transported to another time and place: South River School in Mt. Clemens, Michigan.  1963. I remember it being said of me “She couldn’t say Continue reading

In Retrospect……

…..perhaps we should have worked up to it. Waipio valley, up on the northeast coast of BI is a lush valley, formed eons ago after a huge land-drop (must have been a hell of a tsunami caused by that!!).  It has sheer vertical walls which extend 2000 feet from the valley floor. We had driven to Waipio overlook many times, but on our prior vacations, never had the time to actually go down into the Continue reading