i'd rather be in haena   

or anyplace with more trees and less concrete

Archive for the 'kauai' Category

“Discover Kaua’i” Covered On Hawaii Network News

Friday, July 27th, 2007

The news story: The original video:

Kaua’i June ’07

Thursday, June 21st, 2007

Thursday 15th: Land in Lihue, reacquaint self with cats, property, hosts. Friday 16th: Attempt to take hosts to airport but dead battery on rental car gets in the way. Change cars. Hosts make flight in time. Buy $75 worth of groceries for $125. Go home, unpack, get settled, walk around the grounds. Saturday 16th: Resume [...]


Friday, June 15th, 2007

I arrived yesterday. The photo at left was taken on the property around 4pm. Today I take my hosts to the airport. It’s going to be a good day.

I’m Not At My Desk Right Now

Wednesday, June 13th, 2007

Yesterday I was served with a 60-day eviction notice by my new landlord. Tomorrow at 9:30am I fly to Kaua’i for another two weeks of housesitting. Life is a series of trade-offs. See you on the beach.

Kaua’i Votes To Limit Big Box Stores to 75,000 Sq. Ft.

Friday, May 25th, 2007

My favorite place, the island of Kaua’i, has a population of nearly 60,000. It’s also visited by nearly 20,000 tourists each day. It currently hosts a Costco, Wal-Mart and Home Depot, as well. Yesterday its county council voted to restrict new ‘big box’ stores to 75,000 square feet in most non-rural areas. That loophole could [...]

Another Post About Why I Haven’t Been Posting

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007

* I’m looking for a new place to live. My present rental has been sold and the new owners have grand plans for the space, as well as the lot next door. These plans include much noise, dust, and disruption. A move back to the woods is in order. * Work. I’m training an assistant. [...]

Targeting the Australian Tree Fern on Kaua’i, Part II: The Information War

Friday, May 11th, 2007

From The Garden Island.

Targeting the Australian Tree Fern on Kaua’i

Thursday, May 10th, 2007

Local plant conservation officials plot their attack.

To Pihea and Kilohana

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2007

A particularly thoughtful LA Times travel piece is posted on a commercial blog in Kaua’i. I’ll be there in six weeks for a 14-day housesitting stay. I haven’t been up to Waimea Canyon or Kokee for the past two visits, and I’ve never hiked the Alaka’i swamp, but this Times article makes me want to [...]

Stories of Kaua’i Homeless

Monday, April 23rd, 2007

Garden Island article.