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The Co-op Syndrome

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 4/15/1979
Posted: 11/26/2021
Topics: #Co-operativeEducationProgram #EnvironmentalProtextionAgency #GTETelenet #ProfessionalMicroSystems #QuestSystems #UniversityofWestFlorida Page Views: 150
This was my term paper for my third co-operative education term (spent with the EPA).

So here we are again, about to describe what would have been another six months of co-oping in Washington but turned out to be mere three…plus a "real" job at a terrific salary, and a dashing example of what the Co-op program can result in, even in spite of itself…

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Full Moon and Empty Desk

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 11/18/2021
Topics: #Coronavirua #Eclipse #LunarEclipse #Maui #PartialLunarEclipse Page Views: 136
Pics of tonight's partial lunar eclipse.

Lunar eclipses are suppose to signify new beginnings. So what better time to clean my desk?

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Sunny Day at Serenity Slope

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 11/7/2021
Topics: #Coronavirua #Maui #Photography Page Views: 138
Postcards from our property.

Last year at this time we had nearly non-stop rain and mud to our calves. We've had rain this year, too, but we seemed to have gotten the worst of it in October, Today, for example, was postcard perfect.

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A Pain In The Neck

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 11/4/2021
Topics: #Cancer #Coronavirua #Maui #SkinCancer #Surgery Page Views: 152
Minor surgery for a minor cancer.

I had a basil skin cancer spot removed from my back a decade or so ago. Well, I recently discovered I have grown another one, or something very much like it. So, today is the day I had it removed.

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By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 10/29/2021
Topics: #Coronavirua #Maui Page Views: 140
The builders have assembled nearly a dozen little outbuildings.

So it rains a lot in East Maui. this is not news to anyone who lives here, or indeed anywhere on Maui. Nevertheless, it seemed to take the builders by surprise. In response, they've spent the last few weeks assembling these metal-and-tarp shelters so they can work on cleaning and re-sealing the bamboo that only got rain-damaged because they let the parts sit in the weather for months past the scheduled build date. (It was supposed to take two weeks, tops.)

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Hana Highway

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 10/28/2021
Topics: #Coronavirua #HanaHighway #Maui #Photography Page Views: 152
Postcard shots taken along one of America's most scenic byways.

Much as I'd love to spend most of my time home near Hana, we make at least one and sometimes two trips to the "other side" each week. Here are some of the nicest photos I've taken on that road this month.

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Ella's Haircut

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 10/26/2021
Topics: #Coronavirua #Maui Page Views: 157
Ellla Gets A Makeover

Ella, our Golden Retriever, has been camping with us since March, 2020. That's a year-and-a-half without professional grooming, and not much from me because that is not one of my skills. Which is a shame, because as a long-haired dog, her coat grows quickly. She spends enough time outdoors (nearly all of it!) to shed much of that excess naturally.

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Ke'ane On The Rocks

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 10/22/2021
Topics: #Coronavirua #Maui Page Views: 152
Gotta love the inconstant sea.

Ke'anae is an unincorporated community approximately halfway between Ha'iku and our home near Hana. It's on a peninsula and is known for its taro farms, but also for its spectacularly jagged coast which usually features huge, crashing waves. We drive down there sometimes, either to use the park bathroom, or just to watch the waves.

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By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 10/19/2021
Topics: #Chiropractic #Coronavirua #Maui Page Views: 138
In which I meet Dr. Hugs.

I used to go to a chiropractor in Arizona, several times a week. I started due to back aches I'd had since jumping off too high a cliff into a lake a decade earlier. And it was amazingly helpful. And now that I've been suffering from bad ankles for a year now, I really wanted to go again. Unfortunately, my stupid United Healthcare won't cover one.

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By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 10/18/2021
Topics: #Coronavirua #Maui Page Views: 139
Clearing Out The Turkey Berries

Jenny's hired a local guy to clear out the invasive turkey berry bushes and generally pretty up the property. It turns out she hired his whole family, and I am very impressed with the care with which they do the job.

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