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Whale Song (& Friday Links)

“Consider the subtleness of the sea; how its most dreaded creatures glide under water, unapparent for the most part, and treacherously hidden beneath the loveliest tints of azure… . Consider all this; and then turn to this green, gentle, and most docile earth; consider them both, the sea and the land; and do you not find a strange analogy to something in yourself?”
― Herman Melville, Moby-Dick; or, The Whale

Today, the youth and many others are gathering all over the world for a Climate Strike. Bravo! Here are some links of note related and unrelated to the present crisis…

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Travelogue: Kauai, Hawaii

It’s been just over a month since we got home from Hawaii and I still find myself scrolling through videos of the kids playing in the surf. We were lucky to find ourselves returning for a family gathering on Oahu, at the Aulani, and so we decided to extend our trip with a stay on the garden isle—Kauai.

We hemmed and hawed about adding the extra flight, in particular because much of the North Shore was still inaccessible at the time of our booking after last year’s devastating floods. But the small taste we’d gotten of the island—in particular of the North Shore—back in 2016 had left me wanting to see more. I’m so glad we went. We got lucky when the North Shore access was restored just before our visit and we found the coast was even more beautiful than I’d remembered it!

Here are some of the highlights…

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Weekend plans (& Friday Links)

Initially we had plans to Ojai this weekend, but decided to stay put. Instead, I’m looking forward to AYSO soccer, local wine tasting, and I’m plotting ways to still use some of the planned babysitting time on Sunday and Monday.

I’d also really like to finish up a Hawaiian travelogue for next week and start prepping for a winter garden. This is Skyler under the tomato trellis that we started this spring and it’s been incredible to see it take shape over the summer. I’m excited to see what we can grow next!

What do you have planned? 

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