EppsNet Archive: Hawaii

West Coast Tsunami Warning

24 Jan 2018 /

Those of us who live on the west coast, including Alaska and Hawaii, got a tsunami warning yesterday morning, following a 7.9 earthquake in Alaska.

My first thought was “This is going to make me look like a genius for not getting my car washed last weekend.”


Summer Triptych

12 Jun 2015 /

The world is water
to these bronzed boys
on their surfboards,
riding the sexual waves
of Maui
like so many fearless
cowboys, challenging
death on bucking
broncos of foam.

On the beach at Santorini
we ate those tiny silverfish
grilled straight from the sea,
and when the sun went down
in the flaming west
there was applause
from all the sated diners,
as if it had done its acrobatic plunge
just for them.

Swathed from head to toe
in seeming veils of muslin,
the figure in the Nantucket fog
poles along the shoreline on a flat barge.
It could be Charon transporting souls
across the River Styx, or just
another fisherman in a hoodie,
trolling for bluefish
on the outgoing tide.

— Linda Pastan, “Summer Triptych”
Ho'okipa Beach Surfing Maui

Ho’okipa Beach Surfing Maui 

Could Be Worse

8 Jan 2015 /

A pedestrian was walking along in Kaumakani, Hawaii, on Saturday evening when he was struck by a passing vehicle. The pedestrian was then struck a second time, this time by the police officer responding to the scene of the accident. Due to the injuries suffered by both collisions, the pedestrian died.

Just to clarify, the pedestrian was still alive and responsive after the first collision. No matter how bad things get, as long as you’re still alive, they can always get worse.

James MacArthur, 1937-2010

28 Oct 2010 /
James MacArthur

He was the last surviving member of the original cast.


Some Things I Did This Weekend

22 Jun 2008 /
Enjoying a (Very) Large Margarita


4 Oct 2006 /

A friend is leaving tomorrow for a wedding in Hawaii. She asks me if I have any souvenir requests.

Yes! If you can get a picture of the entire bridal party mooning the camera with ALOHA written across their asses in tropical colors — you don’t have to write the O, just AL HA and bend over — that would be great!

If not, I don’t want anything . . .

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