Author Archives: Jill

Off Island: I Become a Tour-Bus Tourist

So there I was, dragging a heavy suitcase through rush-hour pedestrian   traffic over a bumpy cobbled sidewalk. Somewhere up this busy London street was the station from which my train would be leaving in less than half an hour. Exactly where that station was, I had no idea, but my only choice was to keep…

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Conch shells against a secret deal

When protesters blew conch shells on Ka`anapali Beach July 29 to demonstrate against a controversial trade deal being negotiated there, they hoped to break the Guinness World Record for the most conch shells blown at one time. Looks like they did that; estimates range as high as 400 people simultaneously blowing conch shells, and the…

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