My son is visiting. We have been talking story, taking wood walks and beach walks, hanging out when the weather is clear, and generally just totally enjoying time together. He brought cartons of Hanalei poi which I have scooped into poi cocktails twice a day since he got here last Thursday. Soothing, comforting food that suits me in all ways. Yesterday was Pete's birthday. After a long stretch of 4th of Julys that can best be described as part of the on-the-run times, yesterday was a day of hospitality, good food, conversation, laughter, sunshine, pineapple upside down cake, presents and live music. We gathered old and new friends in the orchard for an afternoon pa'ina welcoming people to the abundance of our newly created life. This is a short post to document a grand landmark. Whew! Thank you Ke Akua, what a plan.