This Side of the Hemisphere: Easy Access to Wildlife

In Central America, in a remote and rural place, a land of lakes and volcanoes, wild animals outnumber humans 50 to one. Here, the annual weather averages a low of 73 degrees Fahrenheit to a high of 91. Isolated from the rest of Central America by a large body of water, one huge section of … Continue reading This Side of the Hemisphere: Easy Access to Wildlife

Fish Who Swim Upstream in Hawaii

August 25, 2017 Updated May 8, 2020 One reason people resist change is because they focus on what they have to give up, instead of what they have to gain. Rick Godwin https://youtu.be/arupbM7tQUY There is a high chance the fish shown in above video shot at the Nu’uanu Stream, are about two dozen rock climbing … Continue reading Fish Who Swim Upstream in Hawaii

Frequently Asked Questions on the Ala Wai Problem

First published December 19, 2018 Updated March 23, 2020 How does one start to understand the Ala Wai Canal problem? To truly understand the Ala Wai Problem, one needs to know what is the Ala Wai Watershed and how stormwater flows through it. The best visual is in the following document. Unfortunately, for those who are … Continue reading Frequently Asked Questions on the Ala Wai Problem

Behind the Glamour of Waikiki: Seawalls

First Published August 28, 2017Updated March 26, 2020 You always have time for the things you put first.--Unknown It’s July 24, 2017, at 5:15 a.m. At the corner of Kuhio Avenue and Kaiulani Avenue at this early hour emerges another side of Waikiki--the non-touristy side as service vehicles are lined up, one after another, on … Continue reading Behind the Glamour of Waikiki: Seawalls

At the Mānoa – Pālolo Stream, We Find the Culprit of the Threat to Waikiki

Updated July 29, 2017 and July 15, 2020 Most of the problems in life are because of two reasons: we act without thinking or we keep thinking without acting.--Unknown Where the Mānoa Stream and the Pālolo Stream meet, you can easily compare, with a naked eye, the murkiness of the Mānoa Stream to the clarity … Continue reading At the Mānoa – Pālolo Stream, We Find the Culprit of the Threat to Waikiki

What Happened at a Yoga Festival and Camping Expedition at the “Turtle Bay Resort”

First Published September 5, 2017Updated April 2, 2020by Emy Louie ~~~ Can one camp at the “Turtle Bay Resort?”The answer is, “Yes!!!”Once a year, during a yoga festival, an area of the resort is open for camping, but one must register for the yoga festival to camp.If you want to camp, but you do not … Continue reading What Happened at a Yoga Festival and Camping Expedition at the “Turtle Bay Resort”

The Hōkūleʻa in Virginia, Among the United States Navy Installations

Originally published May 4, 2016Updated April 13, 2020 At Yorktown, Virginia, as my husband and I clamored to pose in front of the Hōkūleʻa, I thought, “Why does my husband want to have a picture in front of it?” But he did, he was proud to be in the picture and proud of Hōkūleʻa. By the time … Continue reading The Hōkūleʻa in Virginia, Among the United States Navy Installations