Author Archives: Mokihana

It’s About Time, Mokihana

I don’t get it. I’m at home more, and have been writing less. It doesn’t make sense, does it? I’m doing different things…like being part of a team that delivers food boxes to farm workers and needy people. How that … Continue reading

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I Thought I’d Heard the Worst Variation of My Name

Well, back in 2003 I wrote this post: Anden in 2008, this one: You really need to read those ones first before I tell you the latest. I’ll wait.

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The Smoke Ended But Not the Excitement

Lest you think that just because the smoke was gone the excitement ended. And silly me. Why would I think it would? Just because my heart rate had slowed down did that mean our worries were over for the time … Continue reading

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Quarantine Evacuation Chapter Five – The Final Chapter

We had listened to music all the way home, and were relieved, oh, so relieved, to be home and to see it still standing. I cried driving up our little gravel road.  I was so glad we’d left the hummingbird … Continue reading

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A Quarantine Evacuation Tale, Chapter Four

Getting on the road felt good. I put the a/c onto recirculate so that we didn’t have to keep breathing the smoke from outside. The kitties were quiet in their carriers and Hulunani was happy. I was surprised but grateful … Continue reading

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A Quarantine Evacuation Tale, Chapter Three

Late Friday afternoon I checked out pizza places where we could get takeout so that we wouldn’t have to eat inside. I found this one, Lexi’s Pizza, in Kelso. It got great Yelp reviews, so off we went, again leaving … Continue reading

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A Quarantine Evacuation Tale, Chapter Two

We woke early the next morning and let the kitties out, got them fed (we’d kept them in the bathroom overnight), and though they didn’t eat much, we knew they were okay.  This was our view when we woke up; … Continue reading

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A Quarantine Evacuation Tale, Chapter One

I don’t even know how to begin this post. It’s been a whirlwind that started with the Riverside wildfire southeast of Estacada.   On Wednesday, September 9th our area was in the Level 1, “Get ready” zone.  So even though there … Continue reading

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Quarantine Holoholo to Red Sunset Park

Yesterday our holoholo was at Red Sunset Park in Gresham. We haven’t been there in years and years, and decided it was high time we went back. We’d only been there for picnics at the covered area, but had never … Continue reading

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Quarantine Holoholo to Meinig Park

Last Sunday we decided on a new place to holoholo (walkies). We’d already picked up a book curbside at Sandy Library, to I suggested we go to Meinig Park, a beautiful, wooded, park nearby. We used to go there every … Continue reading

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