On ‘Ulu and Sustainability

By Léo Azambuja

Sustainability is grounded upon a simple principle. All we need for survival depends on our natural environment, directly or indirectly.

Here in Hawai‘i, sustainability is something we should take seriously. In the worst case scenario, a conflict of global scale, we could easily get cut off from our food and energy supply. Chaos would […]

By |September 2nd, 2015|0 Comments

Rituals and Elephants

By Larry Feisntein

Every morning around 6 a.m., whether I want to or not, I unfold out of bed. Sitting up, I pivot around to my right and place my feet on the ground. I reach down and grab my fully charged, newly numbered iPhone. I make my way to the bathroom, first steps feeling like […]

By |August 25th, 2015|0 Comments

Rapid ‘Ohia Death Threatens the Forest

By Ruby Pap

What does a Big Island tree fungus have to do with Kaua‘i? A great deal, where the iconic native ‘ohia tree (Metrosideros polymorpha) is concerned. This endemic tree and the entire forest ecosystem it supports is under threat from rapid ‘ohia death, or ‘ohia wilt.

On the Big Island, numerous adult ‘ohia trees have […]

By |August 24th, 2015|0 Comments

Another Day in Paradise

By Virginia Beck

Summer is all about escape! When we travel or leave, we are looking for a change. We want a rest, a break from the usual, the routines and repetitious chores. We want freedom for ourselves and our families and friends, and sometimes, adventures.

The word “vacation” is about creating space in our life. Time […]

By |August 22nd, 2015|0 Comments

A Canoe Is an Island, an Island is a Canoe

By Jan TenBruggencate

Let’s face it. I’m a canoe nut.

I’ve built them and rigged them, surfed them, sailed them, raced them across interisland channels, voyaged on them, fished off them. At various times, I’ve steered and stroked and been the “engine room.” I’ve even coached a few unlucky souls.

But as much as I love the things […]

By |August 21st, 2015|0 Comments

When Your Body Abandons You

By Samantha Fox Olson

Having the privilege of serving as a health coach to people all around the globe, I have heard a common belief disconnecting people from their amazing bodies.

This belief wrecks havoc in our bodies’ miraculous ability to teach us and guide us to greater freedom and well being. It keeps many people trapped […]

By |August 20th, 2015|0 Comments

Localize It

By Léo Azambuja

Last month, I flew to Molokai to attend the 30th anniversary celebration of The Molokai Dispatch, the island’s only newspaper of record, published weekly.

I hadn’t been to Molokai in seven years, but I still have close friends there, some of whom come to Kaua‘i every year. I lived on Molokai between 2007 and […]

By |August 2nd, 2015|0 Comments

I Got a Haircut


By Larry Feinstein

No, I am not going to share a bizarre story with you about getting my hair cut, immediately followed by a life changing decision that I have been holding close for years.

However, I did have enough hair removed to easily overflow a pillowcase. The shearing was well timed because I have been thinking […]

By |July 29th, 2015|0 Comments

Free Class to Improve Your Bicycling Skills

By Tommy Noyes

First off, Kauai’s awesome Paradise Ride is coming up Aug. 1 and 2. So you, avid cyclists ready to challenge yourselves and support a worthy cause, should check the calendar listing for more info or to enroll. Also on the same calendar is the upcoming free Bicycling Skills for Adults class.

The County […]

By |July 28th, 2015|0 Comments

The Beauty of Summer

By Virginia Beck

Summer is in full swing. Night rains and day blossoms; and a south swell of magnificent power and force arrives. We love its thunderous crashing on the beach and the foamy shore break, but we respect the strength of the entire Pacific Ocean flung at our tiny island.

We don’t want to lose anyone; […]

By |July 27th, 2015|0 Comments