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Lloyd's Blog 2015-02-28 10:34:00
I just heard these guys in a small venue tonight and they are fabulous. This a band that is on its way to major recognition, I think. At the Fillmore in an Francisco in September (not announced yet).


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Lloyd's Blog 2015-02-19 18:33:00


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Lloyd's Blog 2015-02-02 18:49:00
Guest editorial by Wayne Jacintho* posted in The Garden Island newspaper July 29, 2013: Kauai?s chemical companies (seed farmers) like to tell us they?re feeding the world. Using poisons and genetic engineering, they?ve helped give us an Everest of cheap federally subsidized corn that is fed to cattle, which gives us cheap beef. Since looking into this feeding of grain to a …


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Lloyd's Blog 2015-02-01 22:44:00
I found this book in The Talk Story Bookstore in Hanapepe and it looked authentic. It was put together by a team of 26 native speakers of Hawaiian Pidgin?their interpretation of the bible for speakers of Hawaiian Pidgin who find the king's English bible difficult to understand. Below is a page and an excerpt:John 3:16: God wen get so plenny love …


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Lloyd's Blog 2015-02-01 22:18:00
Diana Krall's new album Wallflower is beautiful. Here are 2 songs:California Dreamin' by Diana Krall - www.musicasparabaixar.org on GroovesharkSorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word by Diana Krall - www.musicasparabaixar.org on Grooveshark


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Lloyd's Blog 2015-02-01 21:52:00
On a grassy hillside in southwest Kauai. Note simple awnings that keep rain, glare off windows.


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Lloyd's Blog 2015-02-01 21:38:00
Proportion?proportion?proportion.Come to think of it, I might do a series of photos of elegant proportion: barns, farm buildings, modest homes, commercial buildings, public buildings?I'm always on the lookout.My favorite definition of architecture: "?the art and science of building." Too bad so few architects are builders.Dog house is in Kapaa, Kauai.


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Lloyd's Blog 2015-01-31 17:56:00
This explains why there are so many dangerous places to swim in Hawaii -- the steep drop-off of mountains into sea.-From Ted Fleming"The Hawaiian Islands are a chain of massive volcanoes that stretch over 1,000 miles across the Pacific Ocean. Though some of these volcanoes reach nearly 14,000 feet above sea level, more of their height lies under the ocean's surface. …


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Lloyd's Blog 2015-01-31 17:40:00
I've shot a whole bunch of these simple little frame structures on Kauai, usually with tin roofs and overhangs, usually resting on foundations of pre-cast concrete pads. I'll get around to posting a bunch more later. They make sense in terms of simplicity, economy, ease of construction and local climate.


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Lloyd's Blog 2015-01-30 20:16:00
Nature rebounding? Agriculture doing well? Huh? I wish all this were true, but I find this analysis troubling. What's wrong here? What parts of this are right and what parts are not? I'm posting this for comment.I don't like Stewart's (and probably Jesse's) take on GMOs. Gardeners, people who work with the soil and respect natural processes know intuitively there's something wrong with the …


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Lloyd's Blog 2015-01-30 17:37:00
My experiences/photos are way ahead of my ability to post them. I'll throw out what I can when I get time.This was at the very end of the road on the southern part of Kauai, at the end of the Na Pali coast.


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Lloyd's Blog 2015-01-27 21:17:00
This is a recreated traditional Hawaiian village, on the banks of the Wailua River. There are maybe a dozen buildings and walking around (not many turistas) you can get a feeling for what life was like pre-gringo.


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Lloyd's Blog 2015-01-24 20:47:00
This is a steep, rugged section of land at the end of the road on the north shore of Kauai. I hiked in 2 miles to Hanakapiai Beach and it was tough! This is a mother of a trail, steep and slippery in parts. When I got to the beach, the surf was (sorry to use the word) awesome. 15'+ shore …


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Lloyd's Blog 2015-01-20 22:45:00
"Waioli Mission Hall stands as a major monument of Hawaiian architectural history, the primary inspiration for the Hawaiian double-pitched hipped roof so widely popularized by C. W. Dickey in the 1920s. Built by the Reverend William P. Alexander, Dickey's grandfather, the plaster walls of the frame structure repose beneath a sprawling roof and encircling lanai. The roof, originally thatched, was shingled …


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Lloyd's Blog 2015-01-14 18:44:00
I can't figure out why a Pacific West Coast native/surfer such as moi have gone only twice to Hawaii, and did no surfing and just a little swimming on both trips. Well, I'm off tomorrow early from Oakland on a $211 Alaska Airlines one-way flight to Kauai and I am excited! I intend to get back into the water in whatever …


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Lloyd's Blog 2014-12-02 01:46:00
Photo shot in San Rafael, Calif. by Dave Covey


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Lloyd's Blog 2014-12-02 01:46:00
Photo shot in San Rafael, Calif. by Dave Covey


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Lloyd's Blog 2014-12-02 01:46:00
Photo shot in San Rafael, Calif. by Dave Covey


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Lloyd's Blog 2014-12-01 11:30:00
I'm starting to do posts like this on TheShelterBlog."These are barns I photographed in the Willamette Valley in Oregon in September, 2014. The gambrel is a distinctive and common barn roof shape in this part of the world, as is the curved roof barn?"http://www.theshelterblog.com/six-gambrel-roof-barns-oregon/#wrapper


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