Author Archives: Jill

A Parisian Surprise in an Ancient Cathedral

Unexpected events can sometimes make or break a vacation. On my visit to Paris last summer, eager to visit the 12th-century Gothic church known as Basilique Saint-Denis, I set out on an hour-long Metro journey to the north of Paris. Knowing that many museums and other tourist sites are closed on Mondays, I had dutifully…

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Eating My Words About Maui Dust

It turns out I was wrong. In a blog post I wrote last year after HC&S announced the closing of its Maui sugar plantation, I warned of increased dust from the abandoned fields. As it happens, I had moved to a place windward of the central valley fields a couple of years before this big…

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Finding My Way in Paris

  The great thing about travel abroad is that you’re always seeing something new and different. In the U. S., it seems to me, wherever you go there are the same old Walmarts, Starbucks and McDonald’s. Travel afar, and everyday life is filled with new and educational experiences, especially if you get out of the…

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Sugarcane Days Wins Preservation Award

I am happy to announce that Sugarcane Days: Remembering Maui’s Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Company is winning an award from the Historic Hawai‘i Foundation. According to the foundation’s website, “The Preservation Honor Awards have been presented annually since 1975. The awards are Hawai‘i’s highest recognition of preservation, rehabilitation, restoration and interpretation of the state’s architectural,…

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