I appreciate all the kind words related to the historical summaries I have prepared over the past 8 ½ years.
Two weeks and counting, then pau … I assure you that I will miss them more than you.
The passion/obsession of preparing them has been fulfilling.
Throughout this process, I have learned a lot (boy, that’s an understatement).
Anyway, some may not know that I am actually still actively working and have been throughout this process.
I recognized a while back that I was approaching some critical times related to my real work and it was clear to me that I need to focus on the projects I am working on.
I have several significant projects that I am helping folks with on Lāna‘i that are coming to a head during the summer and latter part of the year.
Likewise, I am tasked with preparing the permitting and environmental assessment for the first decommissioning of an observatory off of Mauna Kea. That, too, is coming to a head during the summer and latter part of this year.
Related to Mauna Kea, I am also on the team preparing the update to the existing Master Plan for Mauna Kea, as well as the Comprehensive Management Plan update and other matters on Mauna Kea.
I also have some odds and ends on different parts of other Islands that I am dealing with.
With all of that, I need to focus on these things and cannot get distracted by a daily historical summary about Hawaii’s past.
To help you fill in the gap, I am hopeful to get an interactive map (like Google Earth) up on the www.ImagesOfOldHawaii.com website that will distract many of you, as you search the icons at the place on the earth where each of the stories happened.
Each icon is a story. When you hover over an icon you get the title; click on it and you get the 2 paragraph summary that has been in Facebook and elsewhere; click the ‘Click for More’ and you get the full post.
The image shows only some of the stories and their location (there are a whole bunch across the globe, far east, the continent, etc.) (Each icon represents a story, at the place it happened.)
So, anyway … two weeks and counting.
Thanks, again, for your support and kind words.