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Summaries

The goal is to provide a brief synopsis of my Maui pages. Every page is filled with an abundance of pictures and sometimes video. I hope you enjoy. I will eventually include pages for Oahul, the Big Island, and Kauai.

Page 1 includes the following poems: My Secluded Beach, Maui Senses, Levianthans of the Sea, New Maui Day, Fusion, A Life Snapshot, Returneing to the Primal, Resting by the Sea, My Sinning at Komodo Bakery, Makena Beach, and Windsurfers

Page 2 includes snapshots of the island and offers a link to three more pictorial pages. with larger pictures, worth a visit. (No poems or recommendations)

Page 3 The poems are Footprints, The Grass by the Sea, A Respite at Ali'i Kula Lavender Garden, and Grass and Stone. There is also a vignette, Living Like a Local.

Page 4 Again this page contains a diverse set of recommendations from Maui, Kauai, and Oahu. Once again I was attending a writer's conference in 2007 and checked additional islands out. The one Maui poem is entitled Early Morning Visual. Included on the page is a vignette entitled The Meeting Place. It is a good read.

Page 5 (September 2008 Issue) This issue contains a diverse series of information and pictures because the focus is not only on Maui but also on Oahu and the Big Island. Recommendations appear for all three. The reason is that I was attending a writer's conference along with doing a free lance magazine article. The one Maui poem is entitled Ahh. . .

Page 6 (March 2010 Issue) The poems are Predicament, At Kahanu Garden – Hana, Maui, and Tai Chi on Maui Mornings. A wonderful video accompanies the last poem.There is also a vignette, The Wave I Didn't Ride.

Page 7 (February 2011 Issue) This was an anniversary issue starting Year 15. Hence, I have done few modifications to the original. Like most such issues, it was jammed packed! The poems are The Long Haul, Typical Maui Morning, and If Only . . . The vignette, A Bit of PJ History, provides a synopsis of the newsletter's history. Enjoy some uke entertainment. The quotes, joke, ect. have been left on the page. (These are traditionally deleted with the PJ is formatted into a new web page.).

Page 8 (February 2013 Issue) enjoy videos of Maui Fridays and Chinese New Year; and four poems, At Peace, Clouds over Maui, Meditation Room , and A Life Perspective. There is also a vignette, Kung Hee Fat Choy, and a number of recommendations including Cafe Mambo, Kula Country Farms stand, Monsoon India, and Leoda's Kitchen and Pie Shop.
Page 9 (March 2013 Issue) enjoy videos Maui Swap Meet, Keawala'i Congregational Church, Primordial, and Thompson Road and five poems, Worship in Makena, Primordial, Gifts from Mau'i, Visit with Ali'i, and A Beginning. There are recommendations for Coconuts Fish Cafe, Main Street Bistro, Kula Country Farms, and Maui Hands.
Page 10 (April 2013 Issue) also includes information on the Big Island as well. The three poems are The Hula, Attending Worship, and A Question. There are four videos, 808 Uke Jams, fly over of Kilauea volcano, Keawala'l Congregational Church luau, and humpback whales. The Maalaea General Store is also recommended.
Page 11 (April 2014 Issue) includes five poems, Rhythms of Nature; Worship at Keawala’i’ Congregational Church March, 2014; Taking to the Hawaiian Waters; A Walk in Upcountry; and Maui Emergency Room; two video links to two of the poems, plus two videos-luau and Picnic with Poki; and recommendation for Grandma's Maui Coffee House and Char Pope's CD.
Page 12 (April 2015 Issue) The poems are Thompson Road 2 (includes a great video), Homeless Beach Chair, and Beach Artistry. A wonderful video accompanies the last poem.There is also a vignette, Writers' Realities.
Page 13 (February 2016 Issue) This was an anniversary issue starting Year 15. Hence, I have done few modifications to the original. Like most such issues, it was jammed packed! The poems are The Long Haul, Typical Maui Morning, and If Only . . . The vignette, A Bit of PJ History, provides a synopsis of the newsletter's history. The quotes, joke, ect. have been left on the page. (These are traditionally deleted with the PJ is formatted into a new web page.).
Page 14 (March 2016 Issue) This issue contains an abundance of pictures. of Maui. There are three poems, Pausing, The Lahaina Banyan Tree, and In Worship. The vignette includes a eulogy to good friend Mary Court. Three recommendations include Monsoon India (a perenial favorite), Maui Brewing Company, and Pizza Madness. There is also the usual PJ content.
Page 15 (February 2017 Issue) This 16th Anniversary Issue also contains an abundance of pictures. of Maui. There are three poems, Baby Beach, Homeward Hawai'i, and The Mountaineer. The vignette discusses 15 years of my newsletter, the Poetical Journal. Three recommendations include Kula Farm Market, Mana Grocery, and Mana Grocery.
Page 16 (March 2017 Issue) There are three poems, The Union which includes a beautiful video, Makena Beach 2, and Pastor Paul–a poet print dedicated to a favorite minister. The vignette is in video form and takes you on a tour of Thompson Road. There is also a wonderful video of 808 Uke Jams.
Page 17 (March 2018 Issue) The first poem Too Long touches on a Maui experience while the second Prized Possession speaks to a fond memory. The Two Mile Lei relates to a sadder topic. There are two recs., Longhi's, and Grandma's Coffee House. Click here to enjoy a short video of The Drums of the Pacific Luau held at the Hyatt Regency in the Lahaina area. Click here to enjoy this exciting group, 808ukejams.com, that meets every Thursday to Uke jam and enjoy song and hula–led by Jarret Delos Santos. Finally, click here to hear beautiful music that is enjoyed each Sunday at Keawalai Congregational United Church of Christ.
Page 18 (April 2018 Issue) There are two poems, Will We Ever Learn and Day 1. Enjoy two videos, one on Thompson Road and the second on Maui sunsets. The one rec is to visit the Maui Swap Meet.
Page 19 (February 2019 Issue) An anniversary issue is always a special one for me. Each year in the vignette I offer an update on the history of the newsletter. The pictorials are a combination of Utah winter scenes and pictures from my favorite island, Maui. There are two poems, What the World Needs Now . . . and Magical. Both are serious. One is dedicated to my mother. This issue started Year 18.
Page 20 (March 2019 Issue) We continue our pictorial visit (Part 2) to Maui. There are a number of videos that I hope you enjoy. The two poems are Hawaiian related, Lahaina United Methodist Church and Not the Same. The vignette speaks about Aloha.
Page 21 (April 2019 Issue) We continue our pictorial visit (Part 3) to Maui. The two poems, Perspective. and Magnificent Mystery are serious, speaking to areas you may have also questioned. The vignette, mostly in poetical form this month, speaks in a sense to the mystery of time.
Page 22 (April 2020 Issue) We are lucky enough to return again to Maui. Again, there are a third more pictures than usual. Enjoy them, but also please read the other content. The three poems include Facebook Friend, Paradise Lost, and Only if. The vignette speaks to the love I have for Hawaii..

Oahu

Page 1 will take you to a series of smaller pictures of this gorgeous island. On it there is also a link to larger size pictures. Definitely worth a visit.

Page 2 has recommendations to help you enjoy your stay. They include sights, restaurants, and ideas of places to visit. Again, well-worth a visit!
Page 3 includes numerous pictures along with the poems, Waikiki, Aloha, Fabled Waikiki, and Hey Joe.
Page 4 is the March, 2014 newsletter summation. The poems are Waikiki, Aloha, Fabled Waikiki, and Hey Joe. There is a vignette entitled Aloha Spirit. There is a recommendation for the Bishop Museum.
Page 5 is the March, 2015 newsletter summation. The poems are Nature's Way, Unknown at the Punchbowl, and Modern Air to Hawaii. There is a vignette entitled Aloha II. There is a recommendation for some wonderful pancakes at Mac 24/7 restaurant and a surprisingly fun place to visit, the Honolulu Zoo.

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