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February, 2003 - Issue #21
BOB AND CAMILLE AT HOME ON MAUI
LET'S GET SERIOUS
Camille punches dough on February 22. You have to hit it hard to knock out all the air. Twice a week we have a meal of soup, fresh garden greens and bread warm from the oven.
Bob spreads a spinach, onion, garlic and chard mixture with olives, tomatoes and feta over a pan of phyllo to make Greek Pizza on February 28. Almost every meal we make begins with onion, garlic and olive oil and incorporates chard and other greens from the garden.
THE PEACE EFFORT CONTINUES
People all over the world, including Maui are standing up for what they believe in in an effort to stem the tide of continued violence. We joined more than 1500 pacifists on February 16th for a group photo in support of peace. The photo was made into postcards and mailed to World Leaders. For more information about Maui Peace Action and the Peace Portrait, click on http://www.mauipeace.org/.
We have added this counter as a means to remind us all of the continuing toll our future tax dollars are financing. Remember that about 50% of Iraqis are under age 15 and that as far as we all know, Saddam and his countrymen have never attacked an American other than the participants of Gulf War I.
PEACE AND LOVE IN ROME
In December, Camille's Brothers Jim and Joe journeyed to Rome with Mom Illo to see the Holy See. Pope John Paul II, age 82 graciously made himself available. We wonder what Mom is whispering to the revered leader.
On February 23rd, the Pope denounced war as a way to resolve conflict. "We Christians in particular are called upon to be sentinels of peace," John Paul said, calling on Catholics to dedicate their fasting on Ash Wednesday, March 5, for the cause of peace. Italians and many other Europeans oppose war, even if waged under the aegis of the United Nations.
WHALE DAY PARADE
Once again, Maui Recycling Service joins the Whale Day Parade February 15 to promote renewable fuel with their vegetable oil powered vehicles. Shaun leads the charge in his Volkswagen Golf and Bob follows in his Ford 450 Flat Bed. We also provided free recycling for the event and stood at a table all day talking with people about zero waste and renewable energy.
My Favorite float featured a water gun toting mermaid and two laughing hula guys.
February 9th was another spectacular day. We are surrounded by beauty up here in Olinda and seldom hear a human voice. We do, however hear pheasants, chickens, cardinals, finches, mynahs, Japanese Bush Warblers, Melodious Laughing Thrushes, chickens, a peacock, three kinds of doves, and an occasional dog.
Keeping in the Italian spirit of things, we have begun making our own pasta. After mixing, kneading and rising the dough, we rolled and sliced it. Then we pinched the rectangles in the middle and viola - Farfalle or Bow Ties! A mushroom sauce, greens and garlic bread rounded out this meal on February 2.
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