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Election

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 11/3/2020
Topics: #Coronavirus #Maui Page Views: 128
The people send a message to Emperor Palpatine…by mail.

Today was Election Day and I, to my everlasting sorrow, was unable to vote.

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Roots

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 11/2/2020
Topics: #Coronavirus #Maui Page Views: 125
Eventually what is hidden becomes exposed.

Maui is such a biologically and geologically active place that some things die even as they flourish. Many trees have exposed roots, and in some cases those roots have been exposed for so long they have become weathered and beautiful in their own right.

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November

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 11/1/2020
Topics: #Coronavirus #Maui Page Views: 140
You may find yourself in a shotgun shack…

So, here it is: November, 2020. my husband,Keith, our two dogs and I moved to this shed on Maui from an apartment in Arizona 7½ months ago, at the very start of the Coronavirus shutdown. In many ways, it seems as if we moved here a few weeks ago. Yet, it also feels like a lifetime ago.

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Flowers of Maui

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 10/25/2020
Topics: #Coronavirus #Maui Page Views: 126
I love flowers, but not enough to care about their names.

I'm a very casual lover of flowers. That is, I enjoy looking at flowers, and smelling them, and most certainly photographing them. But, I don't really care what the official name of the species is. Sure, I can tell a rose from a daisy but my expertise pretty much ends there. Still, that doesn't prevent me from enjoying the wildflowers that seem to pop up everywhere. Here are a few I've photograhed over the past few weeks.

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A Waterfall at Kakiweka Gulch

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 10/22/2020
Topics: #Coronavirus #Maui Page Views: 136
In addition to loving swimming in the ocean, our dogs love swimming at waterfalls.

For today's adventure, we drove past Hana, past Koki Beach, and just before Kipahulu, we found a secluded little waterfall for the dogs to play in. The waterfall seems to have no name, but it's along Kakiweka Gulch.

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Making The Bed

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 10/13/2020
Topics: #Coronavirus #Maui Page Views: 152
While isolated during a pandemic, is the perfect time for construction projects.

I don't have a lot of experience doing woodworking, but I've been thinking for several weeks now about how to create a platform bed out of scrap lumber we have, to replace the awkward mattress-on-two-cots contraption we were using. And today, with help from my husband, we made it a reality.

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Full Sky Sunset

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 10/12/2020
Topics: #Coronavirus #Maui Page Views: 125
We're treated to a spectacular light show on our way home.

Keith and I took the dogs to Kihei for the fun of the trip and a visit to a nice, sandy beach. But what really blew me away was the full-sky sunset above us on our trip back home.

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Hidden Beaches of East Maui

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 10/11/2020
Topics: #Coronavirus #Maui Page Views: 159
Keith and I explore a few secret gems from our side of the island.

Like everyone in this time of social isolation, Keith and I find ourselves prone to cabin fever. Fortunately there are plenty of places nearby to explore when we need to see something new.

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Taking the Dogs to Papalaua Beach Park

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 10/7/2020
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Keith and I revisit a favorite campsite from our first vacation here, and bring the surf-loving dogs.

About once a week I've been doing an overnight Doordash adventure about once a week. Doing so, and spending the night in the car at a beach for free, minimizes gas costs and maximizes Doordash income. The beach I've been staying at, is the same one Keith and I camped at in April of 1919 on our first trip here. So the only ones who haven't yet been here are the dogs. Keith and I rectified that this afternoon.

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Sharing Our Space With Critters

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 10/6/2020
Topics: #Coronavirus #Maui Page Views: 176
We weren't here first, and we won't be the last to leave.

The major difference, I think, between living in a house and camping, is that a house can be imagined as an airtight, bug-free, unrodented container that holds the outside, natural world at bay. No house is, of course; but as long as the roaches keep to themselves and the mice remain in the walls, the illusion can be maintained. That's not true when one has been camping in a utility shed for over six months.

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