Hawaii

Where Lava and Sea Collide and Nature Overrides

Hawaii

A photo posted by Ekua (@fogandlight) on Nov 23, 2015 at 3:30pm PST Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park has a special pull. At this park, you can explore Kīlauea, one of the world’s most active volcanoes. Numerous times while I was living on the Big Island, I took a two hour drive from Kona to this park […]

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A Slower Pace, But Not Stopped

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Well, I haven’t been very active on this blog in the last year and a half. Being in grad school while working has kept me very busy, and much of my recent writing has been focused on education. Despite this being the major focus of my life at the moment, I have managed to still […]

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Voyages of Rediscovery

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Oaxaca, Mexico

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” – Marcel Proust – Over the summer, I did not travel — I returned. In June, I flew out of Hawaii and arrived in California, elated to catch up with family and friends I hadn’t seen in months, ready […]

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Be Still for a Moment While the Earth Keeps Spinning

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Lava rocks and ocean at a beach in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

I have a piece of Pele in my house. It’s a large lava rock that was too tenacious to be removed when they were building the house. So the house was built around it, and they left the rock in the corner as an accent piece. To me, it’s become so normal to have this […]

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Songs for the Road No. 23: When the Sun and the Music Disappear into the Colors of the Dusk

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Big Island, Hawaii Wallking Trail

Every evening is perfect at the walking trail. There are flowers everywhere and the sea breeze keeps you cool as you work up a sweat. When the sun blends with the clouds that often hover near the horizon, everything glows luminescent saffron. One day, I finish my walk and cross the street to go to […]

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Photo Essay: Big Fun on the Big Island

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Lots of rain, lots of rainbows

I first visited Hawaii’s Big Island when I was on tour with a band. We arrived in the afternoon and headed over to the venue. One of the concert organizers chopped the tops off of coconuts and we sipped juice from them while we prepared for the show. Our hotel was rustic and basic with […]

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