Dolphins off the bow

Dolphins off the bow

Off the Kona coast we sailed out on crystal waters to look for whales. Hundreds of spinner dolphins chased the catamaran leaping and spinning and surfing off the bow. A few humpbacks spouted in the distance. Tails and flukes and shiny black backs glided past. Then...

Flannel Sheets

I burrow deep wrapped in soft blue flannel sheets. In the distance my high altitude alarm clock, Alaska Airlines 6am flight to Seattle. I burrow deeper. In forty-eight hours I will fly away on that same early flight, get my required Covid test and then head to Kona. A...

Vaccination

Scientists rallied to find a fast cure after all the suffering we had to endure. The government called it operation warp speed get those shots in their arms the mandate decreed. Moderna and Pfizer raced to the finish our fears and concerns they tried to diminish....

New Year’s Eve 2020

2020 evaporated into the fog and 2021 twinkled its way into our homes. After a rare mostly sunny and warmish December day, I luxuriated in a rose petal bath. Sipping a hot buttered rum, candles flickering and French music playing I soaked all those sore muscles away....