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La ‘akea

We visited La’Akea, a small, egalitarian, intentional, permaculture community in the Puna region of the Big Island. There are a few families who reside here, with ownership and expenses shared along with all of the matters involved in managing a … Continue reading

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Hawaii: The World’s Extinction Capital

We came to Hawaii because of its highly touted biodiversity, it’s highly favorable climate, and its many permaculture farming and communal experiments. What a surprise to learn that Hawaii is the site of the greatest number of flora and fauna … Continue reading

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Native Wisdom in Maui

While visiting Haleakala National Park (the major volcano peak on Maui) over the past few days, we were pleased to receive copies of an interpretive piece “created by native Hawaiians…to ensure that through generational knowledge, natural and cultural resources are … Continue reading

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Hawaiian History

Our luau last evening  (Luau Kalamaku in Lihue, Kauai) was excellent food-wise and spectacular program–wise. The story enacted in dance, dramatic narration, and movement the history of Hawaii’s settlement by people from Polynesia. Here are a few pictures. The last … Continue reading

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Kauai – Fauna

While recovering from colds we have still enjoyed the island. Anyone who comes here immediately notices the chickens that are everywhere. They arrived with the Polynesians and when the 1992 hurricane struck, coops were destroyed, releasing many into the wild. … Continue reading

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Denali

Here’s Denali. She peeked (peaked?) through the clouds on our way back to Anchorage.

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Three Days and No Denali

The weather at Talkeetna and at Denali has been excellent–high 60s-low 70s. Perfect for hiking. And though mostly clear, the cloud cover over the main peak remained. Still, great animal sightings. This grizzly ambled along the full length of our … Continue reading

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