In My Mind's Zen Garden
  • Anini Beach
    Images of our Hawaiian Vacation – December 2015

    In December of 2015, the family and I, along with my sister-in-law and brother-in-law, took a nice Christmas vacation in the Hawaiian Islands, focusing on Oahu, the big island of Hawaii, and the Garden Isle of Kauai. It was a most memorable trip, and my family’s biggest trip in

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  • Thurston Lava Tube
    Big Island Adventures and Exploring the Thurston Lava Tube

    We had a lot of fun vacationing in Hawaii and attending my youngest son’s graduation from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. This was by far the best vacation we’d taken in 10 years or more, so the whole trip was well worth it. We took lots of photos

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  • Anini Beach
    Planning Ahead for a Very Vegan 2016

    Random thoughts and feelings on New Year’s Day I looked at last year’s New Year’s entry and noticed similar challenges. For one, the heater wasn’t working last year just before New Year’s Day. This year I was messing around with our old thermostat and managed to get it working.

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  • Pismo Beach
    Pismo Beach – November 2015

    Below you’ll find some selected photographs from the Pismo Beach trip last month. My wife had a big conference there and I tagged along, doing some online work in the hotel room, and spending some time outdoors exploring the beach and the neighbhorhood. The weather? It was a bit

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  • New Orleans
    First Time to New Orleans – Airboat Swamp Tour

    The Airboat Ride I must confess, when we signed on for this Airboat Swamp Tour I severely underestimated the speed of these airboats! I mean, I had to literally hold onto my baseball cap as I would’ve lost it in the Bayou. I didn’t think Captain Gary would start

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