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When Your Dad is Cooler Than You

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Monday Musings by Melinda M. My dad is 83. He is one of those people who make you say “83 is the new 63.” He’s always been cool in the sense that my… Continue reading

Smelling Like Book Club

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Monday Musings by Melinda M. That’s what my girls tell me when I come home from a night out with either my book club girlfriends or my other group of girlfriends – I’ll… Continue reading

Aloha Spirit Lives in Hilo

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Monday Musings by Melinda M. A dozen roses. Five gift bags stuffed with local snacks. Twenty-four cupcakes. Six balloons in the colors of the Italian flag. These generous gifts might be expected at… Continue reading

A Love Fest in Hilo

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by guest blogger, Franny Brewer A Hydroflask covered with stickers is probably the ultimate Big Island accessory (I didn’t know this wasn’t a big thing everywhere until a trip to New Mexico, where… Continue reading

I’m Such A Wuss

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Monday Musings by Melinda M. I’m such a wuss. Doing things like beach clean ups or other kinds of “work days” is not something I look to do as a general rule. I’m… Continue reading

How to Embarrass Your Teenage Daughter in Three Easy Steps

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Monday Musings by Melinda M. 1) Show up at her (new) work place My teenage daughter got her first job this summer at a local drive-in, which for non-Hawaii readers is not a… Continue reading

Breezing Through the Windy City

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Monday Musings by Melinda M. Recently, I traveled to Chicago for work. I had never been and didn’t have any expectations, except that it would be sweltering hot but it wasn’t – the… Continue reading

The Crown Jewel of Hilo

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The Crown Jewel of Hilo Monday Musings by Melinda M. Liliuokalani Park is the crown jewel of Hilo. Within its midst, you’ll find walkers of all ages, runners of all levels, fishermen, families,… Continue reading

It’s Only 20 Minutes Away

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It’s Only 20 Minutes Away Monday Musings by Melinda M. It’s only 20 minutes away but somehow that’s been too far for me to venture. But this Saturday, my husband and I wanted… Continue reading

A Simple Breakfast Pleasure

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A Simple Breakfast Pleasure Monday Musings by Melinda M. It was maybe two days after I had moved to Hawaii more than 25 years ago that I was introduced to a breakfast I… Continue reading