When I'm not at the beach to snorkel or swim, sometimes I just enjoy the sound of the ocean. There's nothing quite as relaxing and calming as taking in the power and constancy of the ocean. So, pack up your towel or a beach chair and join me for a reminder of how vast the ocean is.
My very favorite place to snorkel in Hawai'i is at Honaunau Bay. The bay is adjacent to the Place of Refuge (Pu'uhouna O Honaunau) National Historic Site. As you can see in the video, on occasion you get lucky and get to swim with the spinner dolphins. Spending time in the water with these amazing creatures is such an unbelievable experience. I'm headed there on our next 3-day weekend!
We had a lot of fun growing up, but some of the stuff we did was downright dangerous! It's probably hard to believe, but I walked over a mile (one way) to middle school each day, crossing three or four major streets. I used to ride my bike everywhere, with no helmet. That's just a few of the dangers I survived growing up in Southern California!
I've been left-handed all my life. Fortunately for me, at a young age, no one tried to force me to write with my right hand as many children were forced to do. The only time being left-handed is less than ideal is when eating at a crowded table or being seated on the wrong side of a right handed person in class! Left-handed people make up 10-12% of the population, but we live in a right-handed world. Most gadgets, office supplies, cooking supplies, and various other objects are catered for right-handed folks.
It would be hard to pick just one favorite album of all times, but this one is certainly in my top ten. I will be forever grateful to my college roommate, Claire, who brought her stereo and albums to school with her! The copy of this album on cassette tape wore out after thousands of plays in my car! This is not the only amazing album by this multi-talented Canadian artist. Seeing her sing in concert will remain a vivid memory! Side One 00:03 Court And Spark 02:50 Help Me 06:13 Free Man In Paris 09:15 People's Parties 11:34 The Same Situation Side Two 14:39 Car On A Hill 17:39 Down ...
Calvin and Hobbes was one of my favorite comic strips when in circulation from 1985 to 1985. Thanks to the "magic" of the internet, I can continue to enjoy the adventures of a boy named Calvin and his tiger pal named Hobbes.
Shane Koyczan is a wonderful spoken word poet that tackles the devastating impact bullying can have on people, especially young people. I was fortunate to see him perform in the spring of 2016 when he was here at the Kahilu Theater.
This list of 29 reminders of my earlier days brings back fond and scary memories. The phone has made one of the most amazing trajectories of progress. I bet Alexander Graham Bell is turning over in his grave! There was a time when you'd pick up the phone and had to listen carefully to see if anyone is on the "party line" before dialing. I can actually remember when I first saw mobile phones and eventually owned one myself. Enjoy!
Perry Mason was a TV show about a lawyer in Los Angeles that defended people accused of murder, who were almost always innocent. This TV series ran for nine seasons, beginning in 1957, and was inspired by the writing of crime novelist Earl Stanley Gardner. Though I did not watch it from the beginning, I did eventually see all the episodes, probably many of them multiple times. This series got me hooked on the genre, and since then you will find me watching movies and TV shows, along with reading books that feature courtroom drama. I am guessing Perry Mason is responsible for my reading of all the John Grisham novels with lawyer protagonists. If you don't agree with our list leave a comment with your opinion! :) The Best Perry Mason Episodes -- 20. The Case of the Ruinous Road 19. The Case of the ...