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From BAMBOO RIDGE Issue Number 93, ISLANDS LINKED BY OCEAN, by Lisa Linn Kanae
Monday, September 01, 2014 1:04:48 AM

Triggers for September: 1. but I knew better 2. you won’t believe what happened to me today 3. don’t take your stress out on me 4. too late to return them now 5. just throw um away 6. ...

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From BAMBOO RIDGE Issue Number 92, MORNINGSIDE HEIGHTS, by Joe Tsujimoto
Monday, September 01, 2014 1:03:14 AM

Triggers for September: 1. Thailand, eighteen months 2. it was a small event 3. I felt ill at ease in a suit 4. eloquent 5. no one took up his offer 6. there was nothing I could ...

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From BAMBOO RIDGE Issue Number 91, BAMBOO RIDGE: CELEBRATING 30 YEARS OF LOCAL LITERATURE
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 5:41:40 PM

Triggers for August: 1. for a moment, then, the world spun From “The Vase,” by Mary Lombard 2. take what is given with thanks From “The Bowl,” by Marie Hara 3. the conflict within me From ...

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From BAMBOO RIDGE Issue Number 90, AN OFFERING OF RICE, by Mavis Hara
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 5:38:39 PM

Triggers for August: 1. they laughed and greeted each other 2. just potential school dropouts 3. the dark woman in the photo 4. what’s for dinner? 5. she cried herself to sleep 6. ...

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Da Conversation: What do you Read?
Monday, July 21, 2014 6:40:37 PM

At this year’s Hawaii Book and Music Festival, Misty Sanico, Richard Melendez, and I hosted “Buckaloose! Your Story,” a flash fiction and improv. workshop that utilized writing prompts to “break free” ...

BAMBOO BUCKAROO

June Winners for the BR Year of the Horse Writing Contest
Monday, June 30, 2014 9:53:17 PM

Congratulations to this month's winners. Each has won 10 Bamboo Bucks to spend in the online store : ) Here are this month's winners and the awards they've won: Da mos WooHoo! Award: "An ...

BAMBOO BUCKAROO

BR Year of the Horse Writing Contest for July : )
Monday, June 30, 2014 5:42:02 PM

There is no word limit for your entries. HOWEVER, we are also looking for haiku entries, if you are so inclined : ) The triggers for this month are lines taken from the following two texts. Find ...

BAMBOO BUCKAROO

From BAMBOO RIDGE Issue Number 89, Spring 2006, New Moon
Monday, June 30, 2014 5:31:45 PM

Triggers for July: 1. they were talking about her now [sp5]From “Katherine Higata and the Four Japanese Ladies,” by Barbara Hamby 2. it’s a better world [sp5]From “A High and Beautiful Wave,” ...

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From BAMBOO RIDGE Issue Number 88, THE SEVEN ORCHIDS, by Ian MacMillan
Monday, June 30, 2014 5:28:30 PM

Triggers for July: 1. this helps make his day 2. I’ll show you 3. she didn’t sound enthusiastic about it 4 why was she doing that? 5. holding her breath 6. that’s the word 7. ...

APPLEBLOSSUM

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS! "Getting Published: Tips from the Bamboo Ridge editors"
Monday, June 30, 2014 9:49:42 AM

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BAMBOO BUCKAROO

Year of the Horse Writing Contest for June : )
Saturday, May 31, 2014 9:31:17 PM

There is no word limit for your entries. HOWEVER, we are also looking for haiku entries, if you are so inclined : ) The triggers for this month are lines taken from the following two texts. Find ...

BAMBOO BUCKAROO

From BAMBOO RIDGE Issue Number 87, Spring 2005, New Moon
Saturday, May 31, 2014 9:11:55 PM

Triggers for June 2014: 1. in a few short hours, the sun will be rising [sp5] From “Leaving Kalihi,” by Cedric Yamanaka 2. he never takes his eyes off the [sp5] From “Sakaula,” by Emelihter ...

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From BAMBOO RIDGE Issue Number 86, FOLKS YOU MEET AT LONGS and Other Stories, by Lee Cataluna
Saturday, May 31, 2014 9:09:41 PM

Triggers for June 2014: 1. but then, I remembered 2. that is hard work 3. then I not so sure 4. that would have been it for my career 5. never mind already 6. you start thinking ...

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Da Conversation: Why do you Write?
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 11:58:57 PM

At a recent meeting today with Misty Sanico (

APPLEBLOSSUM

Event Recap: The DO's and DO'nuts of Writing
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 10:01:52 PM

The DO’s and DO’nuts of Writing: RECAP It was standing-room only at the Chinatown Regal Bakery and Café this past October. It was an inspiring event with specially made Bamboo Ridge donuts, local ...

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Process Revisited, or How the hell did we get here?
Tuesday, December 17, 2013 11:25:09 AM

I’ve been thinking a lot about process lately, one, because I am working on novel revisions, and two, because as a composition teacher process is a habit I teach students is significant because of its ...

JEAN TOYAMA

Gretchen?
Friday, November 08, 2013 7:38:03 AM

I just received a comment from an old blog entry; that comment was sent today, but the date refers to July, 2011. I wish i could remember what happened that day. I was pleased to receive the comment. ...

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In Loving Memory, or on reading the last issue of the Weekly
Friday, June 07, 2013 6:39:45 AM

Following the recent and unfortunate news that the Honolulu Weekly would be shutting its doors, I was tempted to write a post on the [local] book industry, something I’ve been mulling over since maybe ...

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What are you Perpetuating? or Brief Thoughts on Ethics of Representation and Creative Writing.
Sunday, May 19, 2013 2:36:42 AM

In her essay on creative writing pedagogy, ‘WRIT101: Ethics of Representation for Creative Writers’, Shady Cosgrove, Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at University of Wollongong, ponders the question: ...

DARREL

Eric and Darrell visit their alma mater, Maemae Elementary School
Thursday, January 24, 2013 3:48:08 AM

Truly a blast to the past...it felt a little weird walking the same buildings and seeing the grounds. And more impressive were the 5th graders who were lively, energetic, and SMART! Several came up afterwards ...