This week I thought I’d take a break from writing about fiction for one of my periodic posts about living in Paradise. Which, honestly, is a fiction of another kind. Yep, if you’ve read my posts about the lava flow that rained ash upon us and nearly swallowed a neighboring town, or even the ones about the preponderance of vermin and annoying feral pigs, you’ve probably figured out by now that Hawaii Island isn’t all palm trees and postcards. And if you watched the news at all this week, you can probably guess where I’m heading today… Most Saturdays, we get up at 6 a.m. (an unreasonable hour for the weekend) so we can drive into Hilo for an early yoga class. However, last Friday night something (dog hair? pollen? alien spores?) crawled up … [Read more...] about Palm Trees, Postcards, and… Nuclear Fall-out?
Archives for January 2018
Do the rest of you get some kind of magic energy infusion with the New Year? A zip and a zing when you flip the page into January? If so, can you tell me where to get it? Assuming it’s not illegal in Hawaii (or let’s just say not strictly enforced here). Over the past week or two, I had hoped to revisit my Business Plan (maybe an initial visit— have I done a Business Plan?), come up with a Production Schedule, clear off my desk, and just generally <ahem> Get My Shit Together. Instead, crabby and hunched with an aching clicker arm, I find myself squinting at the new calendar hanging over my desk muttering, January 5th? You’ve got to be kidding me. But I did manage to do one thing to move forward, aside from pulling out a new calendar. … [Read more...] about Survey Results, and a Solemn Promise Not to Write a Were Bear Mystery