Contemplating Mortality on the Big Island of Hawaii

See article in Huffington Post.

Yes, the title is different than the one I use here. This is the original title, the one I much prefer. For some inexplicable reason, the editors at the Post changed it. Alas, they made other changes as well, none for the better, including a weird link to my web page from the phrase “The destination at the top of the road” at the beginning of the fifth paragraph. I have tried to get them to change it but so far to no avail….

view of Waipio Valley from overlook
view from lanai at Aloha Guesthouse
house gecko eating honey at The Coffee Shack (great food and even better views!)
waterfall at end of Waipio Valley
view from rim near end of Kilauea Iki (note corrected spelling) hike
floor of Kilauea Iki crater
floor of Kilauea Iki crater
Kilauea Caldera