View Sidebar

A Million Little Pieces Of My Mind


Timeline Search

Search the site by date and time.

Many (although not all) pages on this site include a date and possibly time at which the event described occurred, the page was posted, or the page was updated. Here you can narrow a search down to as narrow a period as you like; or, alternatively, broaden it to all of time, set the Maximum Retrievals Per Page to 1000 and browse every page here!

Even More Cows

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 1/28/2021
Topics: #Coronavirus #Maui Page Views: 127
Free-roving bovines.

As long-time readers will know, we host a herd of cows on our property. It's a win-win situation, as the cows help keep the grass managaeable and the guy who owns the cows gets to feed them for free. They are also very peaceful to watch.

Read more…

Night at Papalaua

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 1/27/2021
Topics: #Coronavirus #Maui Page Views: 129
Car camping at the beach.

I spent the day Doordashing in Lahaina; and, usually when I do that I spend the night at Papalaua Beach Park. Tonight was no exception.

Read more…

Swollen Waterfalls

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 1/25/2021
Topics: #Coronavirus #Maui Page Views: 115
Land of the waters of Kane.

Winter is our rainy season, and we are definitely getting a lot of it. The rain hits the side of the volcano, and the water then pours down to the sea down our many waterfalls. These waterfalls are always running, but the torrent today was the strongest I've yet seen.

Read more…

Back To Koki

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 1/19/2021
Topics: #Coronavirus #Maui Page Views: 110
And how Ella loves to swim!

We've been getting a lot of rain lately. This is normal for this time of year. But when it looks like it'll keep clear for at least a couple of hours, we usually head for Koki Beach. The dogs know the route and start grinning as soon as they realize where we're going. (And that's despite the fact that Lilly, who is a short-haired dog who gets cold quickly, spands most of the time we're there freely relaxing in the back seat of the car.

Read more…


By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 1/13/2021
Topics: #Coronavirus #Flowers #Maui Page Views: 131
On Maui, everywhere one looks, there are flowers

One of Maui's many appeals is the proliferance of flowers of every type and description, from the very small to enormous blossoms on trees. I don't know the names of any of them (sunflowers and roses are pretty much the only ones I can identify) but that doesn't make them any less exquisite.

Read more…


By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 1/10/2021
Topics: #Coronavirus #Maui Page Views: 113
Sometimes ocean waves are choppy and random; other times they show a grand organization.

Usually the ocean is just there, you know? Always on the horizon, always is the horizon; I'm embarrassed to say how often I now forget it's there.

Read more…


By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 1/10/2021
Topics: #Coronavirus #Maui Page Views: 133
On Maui, everywhere one looks, there is beauty. Yes, even in road construction!

Maui is beautiful, and I mean really beautiful, no matter the weather, or even the subject. Here are some particularly striking photos I've taken over the past few weeks that didn't really fall into a specific subject but are too awesome to overlook.

Read more…

The End Of An Error

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 1/6/2021
Topics: #Coronavirus #DonaldJ.Trump #JoeBiden #Maui #Trump Page Views: 127
Palpatine Has Been Deposed.

The most horrified I have ever been in my life was four years ago today, when an orange cheato somehow moved into the People's House of the United States, despite receiving 44 million fewer votes than his opponent, the rightful President of the United States of America. And little he did in the intervening four years surprised me, because it's been no secret what a grifter Agolf Twittler is to anyone who knows anyone in New York City, where Trump was such a well-known con-man even other con-men wouldn't have dealings with him. Well, and he managed to bankrupt a casino, for Pete's sake. More to the point, his inaction and misleading statements and outright lies have directly caused at least 400,000 unnecessary deaths due to the novel coronavirus. So, yes, the most relieved I have ever been in my life is today, now that we've finally flushed that orange turd for good.

Read more…

Septic Tank, Step 1

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 1/5/2021
Topics: #Coronavirus #Maui #SepticTank Page Views: 135
Zach begins to connect a flush toilet to a place into which it can flush.

Zach asked me to give him a hand on his new project. The work part was me pushing one pipe into another after he applied a special glue. The fun part was taking pictures of him doing the actual work.

Read more…


By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 1/2/2021
Topics: #Coronavirus #Maui Page Views: 133
Hidden beauty in rural Maui.

Since we didn't go anywhere yesterday, we were kind of having cabin fever even though we can explore our 28 acres at will) so decided to take a ride on the "back road" past Hana, toward Kipahulu or even farther. Luckily, the two of us taking a rural road trip is perfectly safe with regard to COVID-19. But along the way, in addition to the waterfalls we knew we'd pass, we stumbled upon a little shrine to the Blessed Mother that was so beautiful and perfect that not even my personal trauma from the Catholic Church could spoil it for me.

Read more…