ST VITUS DAY HIKE ON TOM’S THUMB TRAIL LEAVES MY KNEES NUMB, HEART FULL

HONORING FALLEN SOLDIERS AND OTHER WAR VICTIMS OVER THE CENTURIES Today, June 28, is a very special day in history (JUNE 28, ST VITUS DAY… A MOMENTOUS DATE IN HISTORY).  So this afternoon, while Elizabeth took her kids and grandkids to a circus in downtown Phoenix, I headed up to McDowell Mtns over Scottsdale. This time, …

FAREWELL CONCERT, SUNSET IN MAGNIFICENT SETTING OF MAUI’S OLDEST CHURCH

Maui Classical Music Festival Celebrates Its 33rd Season Tomorrow morning, May 6, Elizabeth and I return to our Yang home - Eagle's Nest in Scottsdale, Arizona.  We could not have wished for a better send off from our beloved islands. Last night, our celestial guides and a group of very talented musical artists provided a wonderful …

SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS IN HAWAII, POST NUBILA PHOEBUS, LAHAINA SUNSET, GIANT WHITE BIRD OF PARADISE

ANOTHER FLASH FLOOD WELCOMES US BACK TO RAINBOW SHOWER What a welcome home from Kauai!  First drought, then flood. And then fog that made the Rainbow Shower in Maui like a ranch in the Scottish Highlands. 🙂 But that's not what we found when we got back from Kauai. After I had done my evening rounds last night, I told Elizabeth …

DOUBLE BENCH DAY: ANOTHER “MISSION IMPOSSIBLE” COMES TRUE

 “There is nothing impossible to him who will try.” - Alexander the Great “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” - Nelson Mandela "I am not interested in why it can't be done. I want to know how you are going to do it." - Plaque this writer received from his employees in 1993 - the 15th anniversary of Annex …

“LONE RANGER” RIDES AGAIN, CROSSING THE “GIRAFFE BRIDGE” ON HIS NEW MOUNT – “FIREBIRD” [video]

Well, today was the D-day.  Allowing 48 hours for the fourth and final coat of paint to dry, just before noon today, Apr 2, I attempted an inaugural ride across our new Giraffe Bridge. Elizabeth was working the camera. And this is what happened... * * * (I recorded the theme music of this video - …