Punia and Kaialeale, the Shark King

As a youngster I lived on Ohua. I remember many of the legends and stories of the Hawaiian people. The stories are of the  tricksters and the heroes and the silly. Many of the stories are cautionary, some are embedded with navigation information, and some are creation stories. The following tale is of Punia, one of the tricksters, as I…

Ray Bradbury 1920-2012

Author Ray Douglas Bradbury passed away June 5, 2012 after a long illness. He was 91. Bradbury was the author of 27 novels and 600 short stories, and in my humble opinion the founder of modern Science Fiction and Fantasy.  It was his stories that truly grabbed me as child and started my lifelong love of the genre. Stories such…

National Handwriting Day

In this day of electronic communication, the art of handwriting has gone by the wayside. Or has it? Nope. It is actually on the rise again. “With the popularity of scrapbooking, cardmaking and other paper crafts, we are seeing more Americans returning to pens and pencils for the warmth and personal touch they lend to any document,” Baker explained. “People enjoy…