The Lava has come and gone, as it has for millions of years. Some folks are heading back to the mainland or Alaska after losing their homes to the will of Pele, goddess of lava. Many farm families shrug off the inconvenience of access roads to markets that are still blocked by lava. They continueContinue reading “Living the Dream on Hawai’i Island”
On December 10, 2018 a group of displaced Puna residents met at Nanawale Community Association longhouse to hear about the future of Highway 132 from representatives of the County of Hawai’i, the government entity for the region. Approximately 25-30 people attended from the 50 or more households with no road access to their properties surroundedContinue reading “After the Lava Sleeps”
National Rail Networks :: A Look Back in Time The world’s first national rail networks were constructed in Britain, with the first inter-city line connecting the industrial midland city Manchester with the port of Liverpool in 1830. So, are you wondering, which country forged a national rail network next? France? Sweden, the United States? ItContinue reading “Are Railways in Peril?”
I ate Miz’ Rawlings grapefruit this morning. Sweet and juicy, a far cry from the thick skin commercial varieties sold in grocery stores. The best tasting Florida citrus are thin skinned and crack open when they hit the sandy turf. The fruit from Cross Creek was chock full of seeds too, obviously not bred forContinue reading “Cross Creek, Florida”
Occupy Sydney during 2011-12 defined their points with recycled cardboard boxes on Martin Place, a pedestrian area in downtown Sydney. On this rainy day, I watched while police systematically dismantled the cardboard box barricades and the Occupy Sydney team responded by hastily shifting position, moving their cardboard space definers to confound the police. Continue reading “Can’t Evict an Idea”
Staying home to conserve fuel and financial resources? You’re on a Staycation. This summer — or winter– take the time to explore your own backyard, walk through a local park, or tour the county historical society museum. No need to book out-of-town on a carbon-hearty expedition.