Letter to the Ghosts of Jaku’s Murderer’s Thumbs

By Lizbeth Hartz | February 16, 2023

What squashed you, Thumbs? Your bully of a boss, Jaku, certainly couldn’t have compressed you playing volleyball, because the only body part Jaku exercised was his mouth—his liar’s lips flapping fast as a hummingbird’s wings. Oh, wait a minute. I’d forgotten about his sticky fingers, which also grabbed wallets, keys and jewelry his coworkers forgot…

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Island Fever, Kitties and Hope

By Lizbeth Hartz | December 12, 2022

Friends, there is so much to be grateful for as Christmas rolls around. Where did the year ever go? Things have been hectic as Barry and I searched Oahu for many moons, looking for affordable rentals that would accept our two precious kitties. Challenges have been accepted and overcome. Love has grown fuller and flourished.…

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Excerpts from my new mystery short story and my old memoir

By Lizbeth Hartz | August 22, 2022

Hip, hip, hurrah! An anthology titled “Island Fever” (I came up with the title 😊) is slated to be published on September 1, 2022. Eleven of us authors each agreed to write a mystery short story set in Hawai’i that includes some sort of fever. Several wrote about Covid, one about Dengue, and I wrote…

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150th Arbor Day: How to Help

By Lizbeth Hartz | April 29, 2022

The good news this month is that Friday, April 29th is the 150th Arbor Day, a day where communities across America (or individuals on their own) get together to make the world a better place for future generations by planting trees. Many other countries celebrate Arbor Day (though some do it on different dates). I…

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Pep Talks from Kindergarteners: Passing on the Torch for #WATWB

By Lizbeth Hartz | March 24, 2022

This month marks the 55th, and final, edition of the We Are the World Blogfest. Though at times it’s been hectic to get a post together to share some good news, I’ve always had fun with the task (that didn’t feel like one at all once I dived in). As well, reading the good news…

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Take 2 Sunny Days and Call Me Next Week – #WATWB

By Lizbeth Hartz | February 24, 2022

Ah, the great outdoors. Arguably, there’s little that ails us that a day in the forest can’t heal. I’ve long revered the healing powers of nature. The good news this week is that now the Canadian government is acknowledging the benefits of nature on human health, too.  I’m pleased to inform you that some of…

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