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essay, Food, garden

The Pandemic Arrives (for Real) in Fiji

We had been largely spared from the coronavirus pandemic when it first began to spread around the world last year. A few cases were found in Fiji in March 2020, and the government acted quickly to quarantine them and conduct contact tracing. There was a lockdown to try to prevent or slow viral spread, and… Continue reading The Pandemic Arrives (for Real) in Fiji

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Food, garden

Growing Cherry Tomatoes

I'm happy to report that our cherry tomatoes are ripening nicely on the vine. Tomatoes, it turns out, are perennials that are typically treated as annuals because it's easier to replace plants that have already borne fruit than try to get recurring yield from them. Our current batch of tomato plants bear slightly smaller fruit… Continue reading Growing Cherry Tomatoes

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Art, essay

Time Starts Now: A Mantra

There's a 1968 cop/action film starring Steve McQueen called "Bullitt." It's a classic for its car chase scenes through the rolling urban hills of San Francisco. One of the most memorable scenes for me is toward the end, when Bullitt is in the car with his girlfriend, played by the beautiful Jacqueline Bisset, after she… Continue reading Time Starts Now: A Mantra

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fitness, Food

Kava for Post-Workout Recovery

Last week, I listened to a 2015 interview that Tim Ferriss did with legendary big wave surfer Laird Hamilton; his wife, former pro-volleyball player Gabrielle Reece; and CrossFit Endurance founder Brian MacKenzie. Hamilton and Reece mention a post-workout drink they concocted that includes pepper, among other ingredients. When they talked about this drink, I immediately… Continue reading Kava for Post-Workout Recovery

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4 Fitness Channels for Effective Home Workouts

When we moved to Fiji, I started working out at home, using YouTube videos as a guide. I used to be a stickler for the gym, but I absolutely love my new structure. It's allowed me to expand my fitness base by increasing my physical skills. I've spent a little over a year learning the… Continue reading 4 Fitness Channels for Effective Home Workouts