Month: November 2011

Catch the wave

November 30, 2011 | 3 comments

I was watching my two children take surf lessons with a group of beginners last week off the coast of Kailua-Kona, in Hawaii.  The waves were minimal, but enough to teach one how to stand upright on a board and

The position you take is important

November 29, 2011 | 2 comments

I viewed a most fascinating mural at the Jaggar Museum in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park. Take a look.  Here’s the same mural from two different vantage points. Notice anything different? From the right side From the left side The canoe

Detecting the temblors

November 28, 2011 | 3 comments

During Thanksgiving break, I took my family to the big island of Hawaii. We usually go somewhere together in the summer, but that didn’t work this year because both children had summer jobs they needed to stay in town for.

Black Friday

November 25, 2011 | 3 comments

It’s Black Friday in the United States!  Sounds ominous. But the word “Black” actually refers to the bottom line of retail stores, the day their business is supposed to start registering a profit for the year from the hordes of

Gratitude is important

November 24, 2011 | 15 comments

It’s Thanksgiving Day in the United States.  I love this day. It reminds me to be extra grateful for all the blessings God has bestowed on my family, my community, my church, and on the world. With daily headlines of