The Rambling Writer Visits the Big Island, Hawaii, part 9: Night Swim with Manta Rays

Join Thor and me as we swim at night among giant manta rays off the Big Island coast in Hawaii. NOTE: After way too many months without travel, Thor insisted on an R&R escape to Hawaii this April. He’d been … Continue reading

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Keeping It Clean, Part Four: Bear Grease, Stirachia’s Italian Oil, and Mochrikufsky and Prince’s Russian Oil

We’re taking a bit of a detour from our discussion of cleanliness to talk about hair—who knew it would turn into such an interesting topic? So we already know that washing your hair meant using regular soap, which tends to … Continue reading

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CAFE READS: EVIL GENIUS, by Patricia Rice

Anastasia Devlin is a virtual assistant, an invisible researcher and finder-of-all-things, known to her clients as a handle and a PO Box.  She’s also the daughter of a gorgeous, dysfunctional woman of many marriages & affairs who has spent a lifetime globetrotting and possibly spying for her country. At twenty-six Ana bolted, and has been hidden from her family for four years.

Then one morning she opens her door to find her nine year old sister Elizabeth Georgiana, I.E. EG for Evil Genius. And the plot just gets more tangled and crazy from there.

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CAFE READS: SHAMAN: THE ADVENTURES OF RHYS LLEWELLYN, by Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff

SHAMAN, by Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff, is a collection of tales that concern the adventures of eccentric kilt-wearing anthropologist/archaeologist/xenologist Rhys Llewellyn and his assistants Yoshi Umeki and Roderick Halfax.

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The Rambling Writer Visits the Big Island, Hawaii, part 8: Petroglyphs!

Join Thor and me as we walk among thousands of petroglyphs carved in lava beds by native Hawaiians. NOTE: After way too many months without travel, Thor insisted on an R&R escape to Hawaii this April. He’d been keeping on … Continue reading

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