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Wolf Pack

http://barnard.edu/commencement/archives/2018/abby-wambach-remarks If I could go back and tell my younger self one thing it would be this: “Abby, you were never Little Red Riding Hood; you were always the wolf.” Women are feared as a threat to our system—and we will also be our society’s salvation. Our landscape is overrun with archaic ways of thinking about women, about people of...

Dear Panera

If you’re going to serve small portions, don’t also serve them in humongous bowls. Panera used to be one of our favorite kid friendly restaurants but their sandwich quality has really gone down hill. The chicken is strange and rubbery, the portions in the sandwiches are small, and they are made very sloppily. They are just not satisfying anymore. I...

The necessary

This map of toilets really saved our bacon in Venice. Of course, we had to change direction on the water taxi to go back to it. But as you can see there are not that many public toilets.

Road to Ke’e

Great video of the current state of the highway and environs in North Kauai. At least a dozen mudslides covering the road. https://www.hawaiimagazine.com/content/kalalau-trail-closed-indefinitely

Kauai flooding update

Road to Haena (but not Ke’e) should be open to regular traffic by may 7. Hopefully access to Ke’e is not far behind. http://hidot.hawaii.gov/blog/2018/04/26/update-on-restoration-of-kuhio-highway-from-waikoko-to-wainiha-following-april-14-flooding/

Disneyland and Uva Bar

You’re never too old for Disneyland, especially if you grew up in Southern California. For dinner however we ventured out of the park to Downtown Disney and our favorite eatery, Uva Bar. It’s been a while since we enjoyed people watching from their outdoor patio. Uva Bar is right smack dab in the middle of the shopping district. And very...

How to love Rome

How to love Rome Stay on a happening and busy Plaza like the Pantheon or Piazza Navona. Take time to take in the sights and absorb the ambience. I have mixed feelings about tours. They provide invaluable information and context. But they rush you thru. I am reduced to taking crooked pictures out of bus windows. You don’t want to...