illuminate history

Curiosity: forget “Cherchez la femme” (Look for the woman.) “Cherchez l’histoire.” (Look for the story.)

Extended Family-Part 6

A few days later we drove to the North Shore and hiked part way up the Kealia Trail. It began as a smooth dirt trail, but transitioned to increasingly larger, … Continue reading

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Extended Family-Part 5

We hiked up to Makapu Light during the week. This is something we’ve done before; the overall perspective and sense of history is worth repeating many times. On our way … Continue reading

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Extended Family-Part 4

We arrived home late on New Year’s Eve, turning our attention to even younger grandchildren: the almost two-year-old twins in Honolulu, staying at the same VRBO as last year—within easy … Continue reading

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Extended Family-Part 3

We indulged in more nostalgia on our stop in Eureka on the way home. First we saw that the marina that was as far north as our boat Annikin went … Continue reading

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Extended Family-Part 2

We spent a delightful week at the Executive Inn on the Oakland slough. Not only could we see San Francisco across the Bay, the location brought back very old memories … Continue reading

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Extended Family-Part 1

There’s a pattern here: both family-centered trips this winter included visits with our very young grandsons, lots of beach hikes—some more strenuous than others, and visits to enthralling art museums. … Continue reading

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Trip West to the Old–and New–East-Part 6: Nagasaki

I won’t say that Nagasaki was the most interesting port we visited–I think you can tell from my other accounts that each place was fascinating. But one image from Nagasaki, … Continue reading

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