Tag Archives: Maui

Full of Grace

On June 17, 2013, my mother and I claimed Grace Day. I hope it sticks. It seems like with all the other associated days of the year to commemorate something or to support a cause, humorous or serious, there should … Continue reading

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Buddhas, Stones, and Labyrinths

“People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in … Continue reading

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Even Father’s Day Happens While on Vacation

I don’t know why I’d think it wouldn’t. I guess being out of my element (well, actually very *in* my element) made me think today would feel different in Maui. Maybe less sad. My lone morning swim at Kahana Beach … Continue reading

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Written in Stone

Today my mother and I headed up north to Makawao to visit the Sacred Garden of Maliko.  After we walked the labyrinths, we toured the botanical garden and I was most interested in stones and Buddhas. (Don’t worry, a blog … Continue reading

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Yin and Yang

“If we never experience the chill of a dark winter, it is very unlikely that we will ever cherish the warmth of a bright summer’s day. Nothing stimulates our appetite for the simple joys of life more than the starvation … Continue reading

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Grace and the Ocean

I can’t quite believe I am here again.  I was in Maui in early February for my Mauimoon and now I am here with my mother on a pilgrimage to honor my grandmother Grace (who passed away in 2006) and … Continue reading

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Hawaii, Circa 1980s, Putnam Style

Whenever I travel to Maui, I feel at home. Even though this place changes in little ways each year, the essence feels the same to me.  Today as I was swimming my way back from Black Rock to the front … Continue reading

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