Travel

There are many reasons to travel. Some people travel to get new experiences. Others to re-enforce in there minds that wherever you go, people are the same. Travel can be an expanding experience. It’s also possible to travel in a little “cocoon” which doesn’t move … “Travel”

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Maui

Maui is more touristy that I like.  The culture (except around the eastern coast) feels more like California than Hawaiian: go-go, play hard, have lots of fun, rather than a more lay back and enjoy life as it comes to you.  If you are looking … “Maui”

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Hawaii – The Big Island

I love the Big Island. You get a more more diverse experience than any of the other islands. You can find a lot of useful references on the website http://www.konaweb.com General Hawaii Information Hawaii: Off the Beaten Path by Sean Pager is a bit dated now, but … “Hawaii – The Big Island”

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Kauai

Kauai is a the very definition of a lush tropical island. Several movies were made here. Life in Kauai runs on a Hawaiian schedule which is slower than a typical US location. Years ago a grant was given to widen the bridge between Princeville and Wainiha from … “Kauai”

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Backpacking: Getting Started

One of my joys has been introducing people to backpacking and wilderness experiences. I have seen a wide range of reactions. I have seen some people who just couldn’t adjust. They were just too used to climate controlled environments, were scared of wild life, hated … “Backpacking: Getting Started”

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Environments for Teaching Kids to Program

My ten year old daughter asked me to help her learn to program. It’s not that she’s interested in computer science, it’s that she knows that programming is required to create games and other things that she has imagined. I investigated a multitude of languages … “Environments for Teaching Kids to Program”

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Visiting Northern California

The following recommendations I have given friends from outside northern California who were planning a vacation here.  Northern California Best Places has a lot of other ideas, though it’s a out of date now. These days you can get a “look” at many places through Google … “Visiting Northern California”

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Purpose in Life

Libby and I were recently talking about a women she sees each week. Last week the women noted that Libby’s life seems different from hers, and that when Libby prays it seems like God is right there. This women has faced a lot of difficult … “Purpose in Life”

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