Monday, February 6, 2012

Save the Skin You Are IN

A glint of jealousy flashed in the eyes of my fellow adventurers on the jet boat ride out of the Grand Canyon when I whipped out my lightweight mask, secured it to the frame of my sunglasses, and turned to face 60-mile-an hour winds. This handy defense against the elements helped protect my skin from the wind and intense glare of the sun reflecting on the water. Less than an ounce of protection in my pack prevented me from receiving skin damage with no cure. Too Learn more about how to protect yourself from the elements read my complete article in my column on the National Association of Baby Boomer Women's site Save the Skin You are In!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Praise for Wai-nani from the Islands

Praise for Wai-nani from the Islands- Jo Ann Lordahal author of Princess Ruth-

Love and Tragedy in Hawai'i

Imagine yourself on a magical tropical isle in a far-away time when magic is real. You are young, beautiful, strong: a Hawaiian woman with a dolphin companion and a royal life that awaits you. Favorite wife of a king. Effective ruler after his death.

Linda Ballou takes us to the time of Kamehameha I (1800s) and the forcible gathering of islands into the Hawaiian state. She places us firmly in the heart/mind/body of Wai-nani the writer’s imagings of real-life chiefess Ka’ahumanu. Wai-nani (beautiful water) invites us to share her mythical story. Imagine: the world is young and green and once upon a time …