Sunday, February 24, 2008

There's a smaller Church built by Father Damien that appears in the "Luau at the Moloka'i Shores" chapter of MOLOKA'I NUI AHINA. Remember when the grandmother is taking that long slow curve near the Seven Sisters Mountain range and Jeff Gill mentions it? Well, here's a photo of Saint Joseph Church. It marks the halfway point between Kaunakakai and the grandmother's ranch.

Five or so miles east of Saint Joseph's is another one of Damien's Churches—Our Lady of Sorrows.

Thursday, February 21, 2008


If you liked the grandmother character in MOLOKA'I NUI AHINA, you can learn more about her life and times by checking out this:


Some of what is discussed can actually be found in the chapter "Joe."

Photos in the vid were taken during the Book Launch on Moloka'i at various hot spots on the island, such as the Moloka'i Ranch, Coffees of Hawaii, and Paddler's Restaurant. Other pix were taken at Kanemitsu Bakery (giant gumball machine) and Molokai Shores. Gratitude to Karen & David at www.molokai207.com for allowing the author to stay at their beachfront condo.

Photo in this post: Julia and Harold on the Waikiki Boardwalk, circa 1917.

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Friday, February 15, 2008

Here's a photo of a GREEN SEA TURTLE found cruising around yesterday in the harbor just to the east of the Cottage and Beach House at http://www.molokaiparadise.com. This tropical estate is the setting for the book MOLOKA'I NUI AHINA, based on the life and times of the island's first woman paniolo (cowboy).

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