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Found Dog: Kahala

July 29th, 2015 · 22 Comments

This little guy found himself in back of our new house in Kahala. Kealaolu Avenue. He’s scared, obviously lost, very shy. Male, Bichon Frise. Dirty feet, so he didn’t just wander from next door, or at least didn’t run away just this morning. We’re going to check if he’s chipped. Don’t know whether to turn […]

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Are those DNA testing services worth the price?

June 28th, 2015 · 3 Comments

Several weeks ago, I said I would return to the issue of DNA testing for the purpose of tracing family relationships (“On the limits of family“). Back in 2012, my sister got me to sign up with Family Tree DNA, a testing company associated with Ancestry.com. She was anxious to test her theories, based on […]

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Mending nets on the Summer Solstice

June 21st, 2015 · No Comments

The arrival of summer, already signaled by record temperatures over the past week, is now official. We were walking back from the beach when we passed Ward’s house. He was out in the yard with some of his nets stretched out across the grass, patiently working his way through the spots in need of mending. […]

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Here we go again with the unintended consequences

May 30th, 2015 · 21 Comments

Did you catch the Hawaii News Now story last night reporting that tourists are becoming criminals for simply sitting on Waikiki Beach anytime after midnight (“Homeless crackdown catches Waikiki tourists“)? From the story: The city’s crackdown on homelessness in Waikiki — meant to make things nicer for tourists, is causing some visitors big legal problems. […]

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Delayed by sightseeing

May 16th, 2015 · No Comments

I didn’t have time for the post I had planned this morning, as we’re off for Pike’s Peak and beyond. Hopefully I’ll catch up later today. And thanks for all the cat observations shared yesterday!

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