Month: June 2012

Bounty: Hawaiian Style

Today my friend Matt and I traipsed through our neighbor John’s property for some harvesting. Among other things, he has a plot of land that’s full of macadamia nut trees, pineapples, bananas, oranges, lemons, grapefruit, kumquats, coffee trees and rainbow eucalyptus trees. Among all of those goodies that we harvested and brought back to our

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Nature loves courage

β€œNature loves courage. You make the commitment and nature will respond to that commitment by removing impossible obstacles. Dream the impossible dream and the world will not grind you under, it will lift you up. This is the trick. This is what all these teachers and philosophers who really counted, who really touched the alchemical

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Enjoying the fruits of my labor

Well, I became…ahem, distracted from my round the world trip. I originally started this year with stars in my eyes about seeing the entire world. I had this vision of my mind of showing up on my parents’ doorstep with a suitcase slapped with stickers from other worlds, proudly proclaiming, “Well, I’ve seen everything!” That

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The scary ocean critters of New Jersey’s beaches

I’m reminiscing today of the time I spent living on the east coast. I essentially made it my bitch, spending every day off from the restaurant I had foraging, exploring, finding new hiking trails, beaches, hidden swim holes, you name it. A friend came and visited me in Philadelphia for the summer and we spent

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Jet lag drag

I just arrived back to Hawaii after a long, arduous day of traveling from east to west. As I was dropped off to the airport with my sister and her boyfriend at Chicago’s O’Hare airport, she was flying east to Philadelphia. We parted at the gate at six a.m. and I knew she and her

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