About

Maui Jungalow is a work in progress that arose out of an intensive Artist's Way group facilitated by Dawn Elizabeth Gottlieb.  (Mahalo Dawn, wherever you are.) I imagined what if Martha Stewart lived in Haiku - how would she deal with the bugs, rainy weather, hippies, pidgin (local language spoken here), Hawaiian activists, random political issues, balut chicken eggs, geckos, vog, eccentric local characters, as well as the sheer beauty of living here?  I'm not like Martha, I don't coordinate my towels or my dinner plates. Martha would freak if she saw my commando gardening attire.

This blog also arose out of questions posed by friends living on the mainland, "What's it like living on Maui?" "What are you doing today?" Trying to explain Maui the way I see it, the kind of gritty, real-life, not always pretty but always interesting things that happen here and how it's different from say, Philadelphia or Oregon, or all those other places out there fuels my storytelling. There are a lot of very good Maui blogs, many of them are quite picturesque and geared towards the beauty of Maui and the tourist destinations. This blog isn't for tourists, unless they want to go beyond the sandy beaches and the snorkeling tours. This blog is about giving real life information for people who live on Maui or people who are curious about what Maui is like, when you scratch under the surface.

And what is a jungalow anyway? A jungalow is a jungle bungalow, a dwelling place in a jungle environment. It's the eye of my perch, where I look out onto the Maui world around me. 

Click here to read more about my thoughts on jungalows

You can reach me at mauijungalow (at) gmail (dot) com, though I respond more quickly if you connect with me on twitter

10 comments:

  1. Hi there,

    I have a quick question about your blog...please email me when you get a chance!

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    1. Hi Kendra, I don't know how to contact you through google+. Sorry, I'm technically still a newbie. In fact, the odd thing is that I usually use disqus for comments, and didn't even see your comment until now. You could email me at mauijungalow@gmail.com though I do not check it every day.

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  2. Hey there,

    Nice to see you have been keeping up with your blog. I checked it out after we met in Maui. I ended up not staying very long on that island though and am back on the Big Island.

    Yes, I would appreciate seeing some pics! You can email me at lucidsalt at gmail dot com.

    Thanks,

    Jonas
    www.lucidsalt.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Jonas,
      Missed your comment since it was on the About page, have to check that more often. Will send pics!

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  3. Aloha! My ? concerns growing pineapples...located in Haiku....organics given to me...but they are now getting black spots on the leaves...any idea why and also, should I cut off the affected leaves?

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  4. Not sure about black spots in the leaves. I've seen yellowing of the leaves (poor soil). Maybe it's a soil deficiency? Have you done a soil test?A lot of soil in Haiku is old pineapple & sugar cane land, very depleted soil. You may need to add some amendments

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  5. Not sure about black spots in the leaves. I've seen yellowing of the leaves (poor soil). Maybe it's a soil deficiency? Have you done a soil test?A lot of soil in Haiku is old pineapple & sugar cane land, very depleted soil. You may need to add some amendments

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  6. Been thinking about you Courtney hoping all well after the storms etc. do let us know.

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