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Haleakala This time last year we were on Maui, visiting the summit of Haleakala. Haleakala means House of the Sun. It is a volcano rising 10,023 feet above sea level. It forms most of east Maui. Haleakala is considered still active, with it’s last eruption occurring in 1790 AD. It’s a sacred place to native …

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Retirement. I should really call this, No Work For Another year. Yesterday was the anniversary of my retirement from Texas A&M on February 1, 2017. Looking back on the year, I have to say it was a year of one great event after another. Some highlights from the year of retirement: Retirement parties: Jan 31 …

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Ho Ho Ho! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. Aloha Friday didn’t make an appearance yesterday because she was busy with Christmas shopping. Six hours, to be exact. So I promised to tell you the number of books in our Christmas tree. Drum roll please: Ta da da da—159 books. Here’s what’s happening in the Islands …

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A date that will live in infamy! Yesterday, December 7, 2017, we remembered Pearl Harbor and the more than 2,000 sailors and soldiers who died in the early morning attack. Some twenty survivors attended the ceremony at Pearl Harbor yesterday. In the aftermath of the attack, the islands were placed under martial law. The police …

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Jim Nabors, R.I.P. Long-time Hawai‘I resident, Jim Nabors has passed away in his Diamond Head home. He was 87. The Star Advertiser has the story. Nabors moved to Hawai‘I in 1978 when he purchased a macadamia nut and flower plantation in Hana Maui. He was already a huge television star, best known as Gomer Pyle, …

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