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Browsing Archive: July, 2010

Moving to Maui #24 -- God's Green Light

Posted by Maridel Bowes on Tuesday, July 27, 2010, In : Moving to Maui 

The Car Search continued …

When I was a young girl, my mother and I were invited to go on a road trip to California – from Indiana! My mother was as excited as I was, but uncertain because of her prevailing commitments. “Wait for God’s green light,” our wise, would-be benefactress told her. In a religious culture where everything was rules and laws, and depended on the heavy-hitting“God’s will,” this statement melted into my heart like syrup on a Saturday morning pancake. Des...


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Moving to Maui #23 -- A Cab Sauvignon Car on a Pepsi Budget?

Posted by Maridel Bowes on Monday, July 19, 2010, In : Moving to Maui 

Here on the island, there’s a kind of car known as a “Maui Cruiser.” Sounds delightful. Part Maui. Part Cruise. Yet when the time came for housemate Karren Louise and me to find our own vehicle, an MC is exactly what we were not looking for. Cruisers have seen better days, meaning more tear than wear, a fair share of sun-damage and/or body rust, and an ocean’s worth of miles. Regarding ourselves as Cabernet Sauvignon women, regardless of our Pepsi budget, we vowed to manifest somethin...


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"Moving to Maui" #22: Humidity Spurs Dreaded Lock Chop

Posted by Maridel Bowes on Friday, July 9, 2010, In : Moving to Maui 

There are many things that one lets go of to live in paradise. Among them is one that women everywhere understand as a true sacrifice: the perfect hairdresser. I know the politically correct term is “stylist,” but it just doesn’t fit the mood of the sentence or the sentiment of the moment. “Hairdresser” is a venerable title with generational continuity--and my particular hairdresser and I go way back. Lauren came to me twenty years ago when I was a therapist. “I’m turning forty ...


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"Moving to Maui" #21 Is It True What the Islanders Say?

Posted by Maridel Bowes on Friday, July 2, 2010, In : Moving to Maui 

Before I moved to Maui, several people told me the same thing. It wasn’t the kind of thing I expected to hear when perched on the edge of relocation. But then, who expects to move to Hawaii? Each person expressed the message differently, but all had something in common: they lived on one of the islands either full or part time.

“Living in Hawaii will deeply change you.” 

One said the changes would occur at a cellular level. Another told me that when I return to the Mainland, people w...


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