I Smelled A Smell That Reminded Me Of…

The other day I made me some Lipton Tea. I typically make this by putting the tea bag in the cup, cover the bottom of the cup  with sugar and, when the teakettle on the stove whistles, pour the boiling water into the cup. This released a cloud of steam that carries with it a smell and a memory. This…

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…

Froy 4

When we last left Froy he was asleep while the rest of the Fairy Folk dressed in their finest clothing and had gathered to celebrate the cracking of the Egg. Well, actually it was more curiosity that had them gathering and the declaration by the King that it should be so.[read last weeks installment here] Froy felt a sharp jab…

How to Write Good

Came across the and it gave me a giggle so I thought I would share it with you.   The first set of rules was written by Frank L. Visco and originally published in the June 1986 issue of Writers’ digest.   Avoid Alliteration. Always. Prepositions are not words to end sentences with. Avoid cliches like the plague. (They’re old…

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…