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The eerie aura of Mo’okini

From generation to generation the story of Mo’okini has been told. On the northernmost tip of Hawai’i Island sits a massive stone ruins. The winds across Upolu Point rustle the grass of the hillside. The stones of the solitary ruins … Continue reading

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Chacoan Culture – architecture and abandonment

 Chaco Culture National Historic Park is remarkable. The canyon’s breathtaking architecture has drawn visitors from around the world. A thousand years ago Chaco Canyon was the center of a phenomenal culture. Monumental public architecture was constructed with rocks, mud, stone … Continue reading

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Chacoan Culture – some Great Houses

The Chaco Phenomenon was an instance of a rapid jump in culture. Huge three-and four-story houses built with exquisite stonework, and containing hundreds of rooms were built by people that only a short time prior were living in underground pit … Continue reading

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Chacoan Culture – Masonry

Chaco Culture National Historical Park preserves one of America’s richest and most fascinating cultural and historic areas. Local resources I had been to Chaco Canyon on a memorable excursion 15 years ago. I was able to revisit there the summer … Continue reading

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Chacoan Culture – the begining

I am drawn to ruins. In July of this year I spent time in Chaco Canyon, at a cluster of archeological sites left by the Anasazi (the Ancient Ones) over a thousand years ago. Chaco Canyon was a place of … Continue reading

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Birthing Stones of Kamehameha

(Kah mae ha mae ha)  Kamehameha Akahi Aina Hanau In the North Kohala area of Hawai’i Island about the year 1758 near Opolu Point at a place called Kokoiki, Hawai’i’s greatest warrior-king was born. He would become a leader who … Continue reading

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Sunset – The Eye of Horus

All things made clear.   In Kailua-Kona, at the end of the day it is a favorite pastime for tourists and locals alike to gather on the sandy shoreline behind the old stone church or line the walk in front … Continue reading

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