The Kingdom of Hawaii by Leslie Fandrich

Hawaii is a place of raw energy. It is filled with beautiful, friendly people. We saw symbols everywhere: caves, waterfalls, islands, turtles, whales, snails, an eclipse, mountains, valleys and rainbows. We walked on earth that was younger than we were. It is a place of destruction and creation and we went there looking for a place to do a little healing together.

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Hilo from the Bay (1852) by Leslie Fandrich

My website will be quiet for the next couple of weeks while I take some time off to stand in the painting above with my family and remember my Mom, who died from cancer almost a year ago. Before she died she told us to go here together, so we are. On the anniversary of her death, April 11th, I will be somewhere near this beautiful place letting her ashes blow into the wind.

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Building a Home Library by Leslie Fandrich

Oh how I love books. Nothing fills me with more calm and contentedness than a book. To settle in and read a good story is bliss and to have in my hand all the answers to whatever it is I am trying to learn about makes me feel confident and in control. My husband has observed that anytime I get serious about something, I buy a book about it. I have a lot of books.

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