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Work 4 Peace,Hold All Life Sacred,Eliminate Violence! I am on my mobile version of the door-to-door, going town-to-town holding readings/gatherings/discussions of my book "But What Can I Do?" This is my often neglected blog mostly about my travels since 9/11 as I engage in dialogue and actions. It is steaming with my opinions, insights, analyses toward that end of holding all life sacred, dismantling the empire and eliminating violence while creating the society we want ALL to thrive in

Thursday, October 15, 2009

The Big Island

I am here, on Shirley's land, loving it here, loving the land, and of course, loving hanging with Shirley most of all!

My daughter had the great fortune of coming to this island a couple of months ago with a friend of hers.

I call Tessie this morning, to check in and let her know how wonderful everything is. I tell her Shirley's land is just north of Hilo, up the mountain a thousand or more feet.

She wants to know exactly where I am. I forget the name of the area - there is no town up here, just a few land owners living on several acres of property each. Shirley has about 20 acres I think.

I tell my daughter it is about 16 miles north of Hilo. She excitedly responds in a squeaky voice "the 16 mile marker?"

She also stayed in Hawaii, taking the 16 mile marker turn-off, then passing the botanical gardens, turning by the always-vacant fruit stand, and heading up the asphalt road until it dead-ends into a dirt road!

We discover that she has stayed at the neighbor's adjoining property!!! What a coincidence!