Kauai, day 10
Still getting work
done this day, but more and more distracted by headlines both financial- and
public-health-related. Emails and news
pieces coming in every few hours from companies outlining their approaches to
cleaning (Avis, Budget, Delta…) and expecting a note about rescheduling without
penalties to come in any day now.
Undoubtedly our currently planned three week trip to Ireland (abbreviated
from 3 months) will soon be rendered impossible.
The past few days
also noting that things back home are also clearly effected by this
pandemic. I don’t believe there are
cases in eastern NC just yet, but ECU is clearly on the brink of following the
lead of many other schools in eliminating face-to-face events... Read More
Oahu, final day
day that brought unexpected broadening of perspectives our way. We’d planned a tour of a local citrus farm—Lokoea
Farms—and had a relaxing and tasty day, enjoying more after the tour with some
itself was led by Noe, who runs this spread next to her father’s farm. After time in the states teaching, then
running a pet store, she took advantage of the opportunity to take over this
land, build a house, and be back home on this land.
Not unlike the previous night’s time exploring a tidal pool with a marine biologist, this time spent with a small-scale farmer who’s constantly trying to find new and/or more efficient ways to get things growing most productively, trying new crops to test viability, etc... Read More