My reflective piece on Waikiki’s International Market Place is up on the Spirit of Aloha web site. I chose to write on this, even though I have to be coerced bodily into going there. I couch my insights about the market in remembrances of growing up, when at the anxious age of 15, my friends and I would “cruise Waiks”–code for driving up and down Waikīkī, on Kalākaua and Kūhiō avenues, then strut the sidewalks of what then seemed like a very big city.
Both this article and the one I’m working on for the next issue, September/October: Daytripping in the Islands, force me out of local mode into what could be called local-tourist mode, joining childhood imaginings with adult knowledge
Look for my article on hiking Diamond Head–something I’ve never done–in September, where with any luck I’ll artfully reinvent this staple visitor adventure.
Read the International Market Place piece by clicking here.
Photo linked to Spirit of Aloha, Mahalo!
Aloha Kanani! Thanks for the link, and the comment. Letting writers talk while drinking beer is probably more fun that writing reviews, but I do enjoy it, ever since my first forays at the TLS. You know, somehow I missed that report about the LA Times writers! Newspapers should be focusing on the quality of their writing instead of devaluing writers, but that’s another story. . .
Hi,You’re linked to our blog: The Writerly Pause.I was pleased to see that you do REAL reviews, since we don’t do that on our blog (rather, we just let writers talk about writing while we drink beer).So you’re on our sidebar, which is really cool. And I like that you’ve got the National Book Critics Campaign posted as well. Good cause.As you know, 47 writers left the LA Times just a month ago.