Welcome! My name is Linda Sheader, and I am an ecologist from Western Colorado, in the mountains and deserts of the United States.
I’d like to share with you the places I’ve traveled, some of my thoughts and musings, and an occasional piece of original fiction.
A personable, magenta-haired barista at the Waimea Coffee Company made an açaí bowl and blue smoothie for us shortly after checking out of our motel. Açaí bowls were invented in Brazil, but they came into America through Hawai’i. Despite my love of food and the presence of açaí bowls in U.S. cuisine for over a … Continue reading “Day 6 – The East Coast of the Big Island”
Driving can get tiresome day after day, so we opted to return to Anaeho’omalu Bay (locally known as A-Bay) rather than explore further south as we’d originally planned. First, we stopped to take a look at the world-class Hapuna beach. The stretch of white sand was extraordinarily beautiful but crowded, so we didn’t stay long. … Continue reading “Day 5 – Return to the Kohala Coast”
Lani Lisa Lawrence was an old friend and one of the people who followed my blog. I planned to visit her in Tacoma when I visited Seattle in late May, but she died suddenly a week before I arrived. Though I knew she was terminally ill, we all thought she would have more time. Lani … Continue reading “Eulogy for Lani Lisa”
Easter breakfast was macadamia nut cookies, fruit, and coffee. I “McGyvered” a coffee maker out of a sawed-off United Airlines water bottle and paper towels. It worked tolerably well until I found a portable coffee cone at a Starbuck’s later in the trip, which was obviously better. Besides, the water bottle shrunk a bit with … Continue reading “Day 4 – Easter on the Kohala Coast”
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