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I am born. . . . If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don't feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth.

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December Year of the Rooster Writing Contest Rules and Regs : )
Sunday, December 03, 2017 9:29:56 PM

Yes, it's that holiday-ze time of year when all hell breaks loose on O'ahu roads. Add rain, and you've got a perpetual display of how bad drivers can be on this island. I mean REALLY bad ...

November Year of the Rooster Contest winners : )
Sunday, December 03, 2017 9:03:24 PM

Congratulations to Jim Harstad, DoreenB, Homelessinhonolulu, and Darrel. You are the November winners for The Year of the Rooster Writing Contest. You have each won 10 Bamboo Bucks to spend in our online ...

November Year of the Rooster Writing Contest Rules : )
Saturday, November 04, 2017 8:16:04 AM

Aloha and a very Happy November to all of you. I hope October was a good month. Here are the guidelines for this month's writing contest. Yup, they're the same as usual. You can write a ...

October Year of the Rooster Writing Contest Winners : )
Saturday, November 04, 2017 8:02:00 AM

Congratulations to Darrel and Jim Harstad. You are the October winners for The Year of the Rooster Writing contest. You have each won 10 Bamboo Bucks to spend in our online store. Just mention that ...

October writing contest rules : )
Friday, October 06, 2017 3:33:22 PM

Okay, you know the drill. You can write a haiku or a piece that is exactly 100 words or a piece that is exactly 2000 words. Here are the triggers for October: Halloween Trick-or-Treat Ghosts Tricks Hookers Treats Candy Dentists Doctors Hospitals Illness Witches Bitches Itches Mosquitoes Camping Hiking Fishing Wishing Hopes Dreams Plans Schemes Kings Queens Emperors Ice ...

September winners : )
Friday, October 06, 2017 3:20:45 PM

Congratulations to Rbibeau, Doreen B., Pleopard, Darrel, and Jim Harstad. You are all winners. Of course, as always, you have won ten Bamboo Bucks to spend in our online store. Just mention that you ...

September writing contest rules and regs : )
Monday, September 04, 2017 9:27:01 PM

Okay, most of you know the drill. This month you can write a haiku or a piece that is exactly 100 words or a piece that is exactly 2000 words Here are the triggers for September: Labor ...

August writing contest winners : )
Monday, September 04, 2017 9:19:23 PM

Congratulations to Jim Harstad, Zanelle, Darrell, DoreenB, and Rbibeau. You are all August winners in the Great Bamboo Ridge Writing Contest. As you may know, this means that each of you has won 10 ...

Year of the Rooster Contest for August : )
Friday, August 04, 2017 10:44:38 AM

August is upon us, and it's getting hot, hot, hot. As good a time to write as any. This month you can write a haiku or a piece that is exactly 100 words or a piece that is exactly 2000 ...

July Winners : )
Friday, August 04, 2017 10:32:31 AM

Congratulations to Zanelle, Jim Harstad, BCM, Doreen B, and Darrel. You're all winners in the July edition of the Great Bamboo Ridge Year of the Rooster Writing Contest. Each of you has won ten ...

Year of the Rooster Contest for July : )
Tuesday, July 04, 2017 12:53:59 AM

Okay, writers, it's time to ponder July pieces for the Year of the Rooster contest. As it was last month, you can write a haiku or a piece that is exactly 100 words or a piece that is exactly ...

June Year of the Rooster winners : )
Tuesday, July 04, 2017 12:45:03 AM

Congratulations to Jim Harstad, Darrell, Rbibeau, Doreen B. and Zanelle. You are the June winners of the Bamboo Ridge online writing contest. Each of you has won ten Bamboo Bucks that you can spend ...

Year of the Rooster Contest for June
Friday, June 02, 2017 4:18:37 PM

Okay, it's time to play. We are going up again this month, and still looking for hearty souls who want to shoot the moon : ) So, you can write a haiku or a piece that is exactly 100 words or ...

May winner : )
Friday, June 02, 2017 4:08:39 PM

Congratulations to BCM, our Year of the Rooster Writing Contest winner for May. You've won 10 Bamboo Bucks you can spend in the online store. Just mention that you're the May winner when you ...

Year of the Rooster Contest for May : )
Thursday, May 04, 2017 11:54:19 AM

Okay, it's time for the May Contest edition. I'm in England right now, so the cues might also have something to do with England : ) And yes, we're going up again this month. So you can ...

April winner : )
Thursday, May 04, 2017 11:40:42 AM

Congratulations to A. Soyama. You've won 10 Bamboo Bucks to spend in the online store. Just mention that you're an April winner when you check out. Everybody keep on writing.

The Year of the Rooster Writing Contest for April : )
Sunday, April 02, 2017 12:36:37 PM

Okay, even though April Fool's Day is past, it's still going to be one of the topics for this month. And we're going up again. So, you can either write a haiku or a piece that is exactly ...

The Year of the Rooster Writing Contest for March : )
Tuesday, March 07, 2017 10:02:01 PM

Okay, we are going up again this month. So, you can write a haiku or a piece that is exactly 100 words long or you can accept the challenge of writing a piece that is exactly 1666 words long. Here ...

February winners for the Year of the Rooster Writing Contest : )
Tuesday, March 07, 2017 9:50:19 PM

Congratulations to Jim Harstad, Doreen B, Normie Salvador, and Darrell. You've all won ten Bamboo Bucks you can redeem in the online store. Just tell them you're a February winner when you ...

Year of the Rooster/Chicken Writing Contest for February
Wednesday, February 01, 2017 7:20:35 PM

Happy Lunar New Year to all of you, I hope all of your dreams come true. But down to business. We are going up again, so You can write a haiku Or you can write a piece that is exactly 100 words ...

January Year of the Monkey Writing Contest Winners : )
Wednesday, February 01, 2017 7:02:08 PM

Congratulations to Doreen B, Jim Harstad, Darrell, and Normie Salvador. You are all winners this month. As always, you've won ten Bamboo Bucks to spend in the online store. Just mention that you're ...

January Year of Monkey Writing Contest : )
Monday, January 02, 2017 10:56:49 PM

Okay, we had a record number of entries for the December contest, and we're looking to break that record this month. If you guessed it, then you guessed right. We're going up again this month. ...

December winners for the Year of the Monkey Writing Contest : )
Monday, January 02, 2017 10:39:21 PM

Congratulations to Piihonua, Jim Harstad, Mila Patterson, Darrell, Doreen B., Normie Salvador, and Writewords. You're all winners in this month's contest. You've each won 10 Bamboo Bucks ...

Year of the Monkey Writing Contest for December : )
Thursday, December 01, 2016 8:20:39 PM

So now you've finished your holiday shopping right? No? What happened to you on Black Friday? Chicken? Nevah like go? Boo hoo for you. So while you're contemplating your unfulfilled gift ...

Congratulations to the November winners : )
Thursday, December 01, 2016 8:07:35 PM

Congratulations to Normie Salvador, Doreen B, KarleyK, Darrell, Jim Harstad, Writewords, and Mila Patterson. You're the winners this month for The Great Bamboo Ridge Year of the Monkey Writing Contest. ...

The Year of the Monkey contest for November : )
Tuesday, November 01, 2016 6:37:26 PM

Okay, now that Halloween is over, it's time to talk turkey. That's right, it's November. Hope you all have started your holiday gift shopping. This month we're going up again. So ...

October Winners : )
Tuesday, November 01, 2016 6:28:49 PM

Congratulations to mangokamaboko and Doreen B. You've each won 10 Bamboo Bucks to spend in the online store. Just say you're an October winner when you check out. Everybody keep on writing.

Year of the Monkey Contest for October : )
Saturday, October 01, 2016 12:01:29 AM

Time flies. We're getting up into the holiday months. This month we're going to start moving the upper limit, uh, up. So this month you can write a haiku or you can write a 100 word ...

Year of the Monkey winners for September ; )
Friday, September 30, 2016 11:50:25 PM

It was tough this month. This is the most intense the competition has been in a while. The two winners are Jim Harstad for Heading Upstream, and Darrel for Wasting Time. They both have won 10 Bamboo ...

Year of the Monkey Contest for September : )
Thursday, September 01, 2016 6:59:40 PM

Here are the rules and regulations for the September version of The Great Bamboo Ridge Year of the Monkey Writing Contest. Remember, you can write a prose piece (short story, essay, what have you), a ...

Year of the Monkey Contest Winners for August : )
Thursday, September 01, 2016 6:46:01 PM

Congratulations to Writewords for "The First Day of School"; Jim Harstad for "Lahilahi, August 1966; and Doreen B. for "A Spot of Serendipity." All have won 10 Bamboo Bucks to ...

Year of the Monkey writing contest for August : )
Monday, August 01, 2016 3:49:57 AM

Okay, writers, here are the rules and regulations for the August version of The Great Bamboo Ridge Year of the Monkey Writing Contest. Remember, you can write a prose piece (short story, essay, what ...

Year of the Monkey writing contest for July : )
Friday, July 01, 2016 4:59:17 PM

Okay, writers, here are the rules and regulations for the June version of The Great Bamboo Ridge Year of the Monkey Writing Contest. Remember, you can write a prose piece (short story, essay, what have ...

June Winners for The Year of the Monkey writing contest : )
Friday, July 01, 2016 4:50:05 PM

Congratulations to Leilaniolanai, Jim Harstad, and Doreen B. You've each won 10 Bamboo Bucks to use in the online store. Just mention that you're a June winner when you check out. Okay, folks, ...

Year of the Monkey Writing Contest for June : )
Sunday, June 05, 2016 6:16:01 PM

The Great Bamboo Ridge Year of the Monkey Writing Contest continues. I repeat yet again: Everyone has a 100 word story. I can help you write yours. Just email your ideas to bamboobuckaroo@gmail.com, ...

Winner for the Year of the Monkey Contest for May : )
Sunday, June 05, 2016 6:10:01 PM

And the winner for May is Jim Harstad. He's won 10 Bamboo Bucks that he can redeem at the BR virtual bookstore. Jim, just mention you're a May winner when you check out. Congratulations!

Year of the Monkey Writing Contest for May : )
Sunday, May 01, 2016 6:12:57 PM

The Great Bamboo Ridge Year of the Monkey Writing Contest continues. I repeat: Everyone has a 100 word story. I can help you write yours. Just email your ideas to bamboobuckaroo@gmail.com, and I will ...

Year of the Monkey Writing Contest for April : )
Wednesday, April 06, 2016 4:45:26 AM

We're baaack. It's time for The Great Bamboo Ridge Year of the Monkey Writing Contest. You can write a haiku or a piece that is exactly 100 words or a piece that is exactly 700 words. Here ...

Year of the Ram writing contest for February : )
Monday, February 01, 2016 11:15:49 PM

What? I thought I said we always take February off. What? That's wrong. We always take March off. So here's one last chance to kick writing butt in the Year of the Ram. Yup. We're going ...

Happy New Year! Year of the Ram Contest for January : )
Friday, January 01, 2016 4:34:43 PM

Hope you all choked your way through December 31st. It was really smokey at my house. Which reminded me it was time to post the details about The Great Writing Contest for the Year of the Ram for January. ...

Year of the Ram Writing Contest for December : )
Tuesday, December 01, 2015 6:10:26 AM

Okay, here we go, launching ourselves into December. I can't believe it. Where did 2015 go? Guess what? That's right. We're expanding the word limit again. This month, you can write ...

November Year of the Ram Contest Winners : )
Tuesday, December 01, 2015 5:58:07 AM

Congratulations to Teter and Doreen B. You're the November winners in The Great Bamboo Ridge Year of the Ram Writing Contest. You've won 10 Bamboo Bucks to spend in the online store. Just mention ...

November Year of the Ram Writing Contest : )
Saturday, October 31, 2015 8:43:39 PM

Gobble gobble, and a Happy Thanksgiving in advance. Guess what? We're still anticipating the new website. I am on tenterhooks. Literally. You should see me. It's not a pretty sight, I tell ...

October Year of the Ram Writing Contest : )
Friday, October 02, 2015 6:08:46 AM

Hey hey hey! Happy October to all of you. This month's themes are: October Halloween Website At last This month we're changing it up a little. We're still looking for haiku and ...

September Winners : )
Friday, October 02, 2015 6:00:49 AM

Congratulations to APPLEBLOSSOM, PATPATHAWAII, SCOTTKIKKAWA, JIM HARSTAD, DOREEN B., and DARRELL. You're the winners for September's Year of the Ram Writing Contest. You've each won 10 Bamboo ...

August Winners in the Year of the Ram Writing Contest : )
Tuesday, September 01, 2015 6:15:04 AM

Congratulations to Akiosama, Jim Harstad, and Doreen B. You've each won 10 Bamboo Bucks to spend in the online store. Just mention you're August winners when you check out. Keep on writing!

September Year of the Ram Writing Contest : )
Tuesday, September 01, 2015 12:37:48 AM

Going grocery shopping in September? If you have a Maika`i Card, you can make a donation to Bamboo Ridge Press (#77156) at any Foodland or Sack n’ Save for the Give Aloha promotion. BR Issue #106 is ...

August Year of the Ram Writing Contest : )
Saturday, August 08, 2015 7:00:57 PM

Okay, there is still no new website : ) Here's the theme for this month's contest: respite. You can either write a haiku, or you can write a piece that's exactly 100 words. Good luck : ...

July Winners : )
Saturday, August 08, 2015 6:51:48 PM

Okay it's too hard to decide on a single winner. So everyone wins this month. You all win ten bamboo bucks to use at the online bookstore. Just mention that you're a July winner when you check ...

July Year of the Ram Writing Contest : )
Friday, July 03, 2015 6:57:09 PM

Okay, here we go for July. The theme this month is "waiting." You can either write a haiku, or you can write a 100 word piece -- exactly 100 words. Don't forget to click the Year of the ...

June Winners : )
Thursday, July 02, 2015 12:55:55 AM

Okay, the judges had a tough time trying to decide on the winners for June. Almost had one fistfight. So we compromised. Everybody wins this month. You have all won 10 Bamboo Bucks to use at the online ...

Ooops! My mistake. Here's the writing contest information for June : )
Tuesday, June 02, 2015 6:09:35 PM

Even though the new site is not up yet, we're anticipating it anytime now. To celebrate, we're running a Great Year of the Ram/Sheep/Goat Writing Contest for June. The theme is: Beginnings And ...

Sorry, but the new Great Ram/Sheep/Goat Writing Contest is postponed.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 8:42:10 PM

Until the new BR site is up and running, we'll have to postpone our monthly contest.

The Great BR Year of the Ram/Sheep/Goat Writing Contest : )
Sunday, March 01, 2015 4:31:31 AM

As we do every year of the contest, we will take March off in order to recover from Chinese New Year. See you for the all new writing contest in April : )

From BAMBOO RIDGE ISSUE Number 104, 35TH ANNIVERSARY ISSUE.
Friday, January 30, 2015 4:56:56 AM

Triggers for February: 1. they vanish the minute you ignore them [sp5] from “Going Down, Friend,” by David James 2. or we’d all end up slitting our wrists [sp5] from “The Helpless,” by R. Zamora ...

From BAMBOO RIDGE Issue Number 103, BEYOND GREEN TEA AND GRAPEFRUIT, Poems and Stories by Gail N. Harada
Friday, January 30, 2015 4:55:12 AM

Triggers for February: 1. that’s how she got the name 2. tried unsuccessfully not to start crying again 3. was this a good sign 4. it didn’t make sense 5. the father watching his son 6. ...

From BAMBOO RIDGE ISSUE Number 102, `EWA WHICH WAY, a novel by Tyler Miranda
Monday, December 29, 2014 8:31:09 PM

Triggers for January: 1. we went straight to doing chores 2. I still thought about Halloween 3. I rolled my eyes 4. I shrugged it off like it was no big deal 5. at least [i]this[/i] ...

From BAMBOO RIDGE Issue Number 101, THE NANJING MASSACRE: POEMS, by Wing Tek Lum
Monday, December 29, 2014 8:29:52 PM

Triggers for January: 1. responding to heaven 2. we would without question be victorious 3. in the same situation 4. it was not worth the effort 5. so one last attempt is made 6. ...

From BAMBOO RIDGE Issue Number 99, THREE YEARS ON DOREEN’S SOFA, by Lee Cataluna
Sunday, November 30, 2014 5:38:21 PM

Triggers for December: 1. that’s uncalled for 2. all she cared about 3. I was a changed man 4. Shoot. I am there 5. oh yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah 6. can I get you a cold beverage? 7. ...

From BAMBOO RIDGE Issue Number 98
Sunday, November 30, 2014 5:37:17 PM

Triggers for December: 1. what a strange creature “J. Waldman, 1860 – 1953 ,” Peter Van Dyke 2. I think I just need to practice “No Place Like Paradise,” Gail N. Harada 3. by men of all ...

From BAMBOO RIDGE Issue Number 97, ANSHU: Dark Sorrow, by Juliet S. Kono
Saturday, November 01, 2014 3:38:45 AM

Triggers for November: 1. I hope you get the job 2. everyone knows who you are 3. we soon had to make way for another family 4. no one there is alive 5. who said you can do that? 6. ...

From BAMBOO RIDGE Issue Number 96, NO CHOICE BUT TO FOLLOW, by Jean Yamasaki Toyama, Juliet S. Kono, Ann Inoshita, & Christy Passion
Saturday, November 01, 2014 3:36:53 AM

BAMBOO RIDGE Issue Number 96, NO CHOICE BUT TO FOLLOW, by Jean Yamasaki Toyama, Juliet S. Kono, Ann Inoshita, Christy Passion Triggers for November: 1. he can’t remember her laugh 2. in rhythm ...

September winner in The Year of the Horse Writing Contest : )
Friday, October 03, 2014 7:46:23 PM

Congratulations! To our September winner in The Great BR Year of the Horse Writing Contest. She's won 10 Bamboo Bucks to redeem in the BR online store. Here's the award she won. Da mos Tiny ...

From BAMBOO RIDGE Issue Number 95, THE COMPANY OF STRANGERS, by Michelle Cruz Skinner
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 5:51:31 AM

Triggers for October: 1. there’s too much to say 2. I read anything I could find 3. she could call her mom 4. I can’t waste water 5. I can assure you I’ve never been happier 6. ...

BAMBOO RIDGE Issue Number 94, BAMBOO RIDGE: Journal of Hawai`i Literature and the Arts
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 5:48:44 AM

Triggers for October: 1. I felt a hand on my shoulder From “The Wake,” Brenda Kwon 2. I not finished but From “Peanut Butta Jelly,” K.L. Quilantang 3. it actually took a full year From ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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,” ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

April Winner in The Great BR Year of the Horse Writing Contest
Saturday, May 03, 2014 1:27:24 AM

Congratulations to this month's winner! The prize is 10 Bamboo Bucks to use in the online BR store : ) Congratulations and keep on writing! Da mos Suffocate on Tears Award "It's the ...

Year of the Horse Writing Contest for May : )
Friday, May 02, 2014 6:39:28 PM

As in the past few months, this month 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 BAMBOO RIDGE Number 85, HO`OLULU PARK AND THE PEPSODENT SMILE, AND OTHER STORIES, by Juliet S. Kono
Friday, May 02, 2014 4:19:42 PM

Prompts for May: 1. you dare go against me? 2. like Papa used to say 3. I’m sorry, really sorry 4. all went well at the wedding 5. he had quite a reputation 6. no, no, no, ...

From BAMBOO RIDGE Number 84, 25th Anniversary Edition
Friday, May 02, 2014 4:17:45 PM

Here are prompts for May: 1. Hurricane Iwa had struck during my senior year in high school and Iniki had been much stronger. From “Beautiful Kawai,” by Danelle Cheng 2. take root ...

Year of the Horse Writing Contest for April
Tuesday, April 01, 2014 6:24:34 PM

As in the past few months, this month 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 BAMBOO RIDGE NUMBER 83, HE LEO HOU: A New Voice, Hawaiian Playwrights
Tuesday, April 01, 2014 6:15:41 PM

April Triggers: 1. any luck yet? “Kamau,” Alani Apio 2. his body is still “Kupua,” Tammy Haili`opua Baker 3. I no like Daddy be mad at us “Kupua,” Tammy Haili`opua Baker 4. I told ...

From BAMBOO RIDGE NUMBER 82, YOBO: Korean Writing in Hawaii
Tuesday, April 01, 2014 6:10:22 PM

April Triggers: 1. what I wanted was “Waterworks Series: Flagstones,” Willyce Kim 2, that’s the worst part about it “The Tatoo,” Chris Mckinney 3. I feel a twinge of disappointment “Obedient ...

From BAMBOO RIDGE Number 80, PELE MA: Legends of Pele from Kauai, by Frederick B. Wichman
Friday, February 28, 2014 4:53:00 PM

Triggers for March: 1. they could watch everything 2. it didn’t matter very much 3. used to being stared at 4. what is your name? 5. we’ll see how he treats you 6. they were the wrong size 7. ...

From BAMBOO RIDGE Number 81, Spring 2002, New Moon
Friday, February 28, 2014 4:51:24 PM

Triggers for March: 1. Cinderella mentality [sp5][sp5][sp5] “Luciano and da Break Room Divas,” by Lisa Linn Kanae 2. on the day of the birth [sp5][sp5][sp5] “Popo’s Shoes, “ by Bridget Dung 3. ...

Year of the Horse writing contest begins : )
Friday, February 28, 2014 4:45:35 PM

As in the past few months, this month 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 ...

The Great BR Year of the Horse Writing Contest : )
Tuesday, February 04, 2014 1:09:49 AM

There will be no contest in February. However, The Great BR Year of the Horse Writing Contest will debut in March : ) Stay tuned . . .

January Winners in The Great BR Year of the Snake Writing Contest
Tuesday, February 04, 2014 12:45:48 AM

Congratulations to the January winners in The Great BR Year of the Snake writing contest. They've won 10 Bamboo Bucks they can redeem at the online store. Here are the winners and the awards they've ...

January: Final Year of the Snake Writing Contest : )
Saturday, December 28, 2013 7:33:53 PM

Happy End of December. I hope that Santa brought you everything you wanted. Unless you were naughty. In which case I'd like to meet you : ) As in the past few months, this month there is no ...

From BAMBOO RIDGE Issue Number 79, Spring 2001, New Moon
Friday, December 27, 2013 9:46:06 PM

From BR Issue Number 79, Spring 2001, New Moon Triggers for January: 1. I don’t get it [sp5] from “Rock Fever,” by Juliet S. Kono 2. better you don’t see [sp5] from “School for Hawaiian Girls,” ...

FROM BAMBOO RIDGE Issue Number 78, da word, by Lee A. Tonouchi
Friday, December 27, 2013 9:42:18 PM

Triggers for January: 1. not by choice 2, I dunno how it happened 3. I used to go to my Grandma’s house 4. luckily we saw some 5. you know she’s just 6. betta chance than me 7. wuz crowded ...

Year of the Snake Contest for December : )
Saturday, November 30, 2013 10:51:55 PM

The holiday season is upon us. Black Friday is behind us and Cyber Monday is just around the corner. F**k shopping. Let's write. This month, the word limit is again, no limit – as many or as few ...

From BAMBOO RIDGE Issue Number 77, Spring 2000, New Moon
Saturday, November 30, 2013 10:47:12 PM

Triggers for December: 1. no casualties 2. quiet and shy 3. I learned this as a child 4. I don’t get it 5. a couple of months back 6. tell me what’s wrong 7. where’re you from? 8. ...

From BAMBOO RIDGE Issue Number 76, INTERSECTING CIRCLES: The Voices of Hapa Women in Poetry and Prose
Saturday, November 30, 2013 10:43:37 PM

Triggers for December: 1. without that small voice creeping in 2. strange to say 3. well it was true 4. what is love? 5. I don’t think I can 6. I feel guilty 7. as American ...

From BAMBOO RIDGE Issue Number 76, INTERSECTING CIRCLES: The Voices of Hapa Women in Poetry and Prose
Saturday, November 30, 2013 10:42:10 PM

Triggers for December: 1. without that small voice creeping in 2. strange to say 3. well it was true 4. what is love? 5. I don’t think I can 6. I feel guilty 7. as American ...

Year of the Snake Contest for November : )
Saturday, November 02, 2013 7:14:57 AM

Everybody ready for Thanksgiving? November already! This month, the word limit is again, no limit – as many or as few words as you would like to write. The triggers for this month are lines taken ...

From BAMBOO RIDGE ISSUE NUMBER 75, Spring 1999, New Moon
Saturday, November 02, 2013 6:54:58 AM

Triggers for November: 1. in the fifth way of heaven, I stop talking [sp5] From Ways of Heaven, by Rob Wilson 2. all day the sun and rain and eyes of children follow me [sp5] From The Return, ...

From BAMBOO RIDGE Issue Number 74, THE BEST OF HONOLULU FICTION
Saturday, November 02, 2013 5:48:53 AM

Triggers for November: 1. I wanted to surprise you [sp5]From Ka Ho`i `Ana: The Returning, by Alani Apio 2. things were that weirdly festive [sp5] From The Centipede of Attraction, by Pamela ...

Winner for September
Thursday, October 03, 2013 6:00:10 PM

The September winner is Jim Harstad with Da mos Minimalist Maximus Award: "Scoreless Tie" [url=

Year of the Snake Contest for October : )
Sunday, September 29, 2013 10:05:23 PM

October! This month, the limit is again, no limit – as many or as few words as you would like to write. The triggers for this month are lines taken from the following two texts. Find them here: [url=

From BAMBOO RIDGE Issue Number 73, Spring 1998, New Moon
Sunday, September 29, 2013 9:52:26 PM

Triggers for October: 1. what are you thinking right now? -- From “After Words,” by Stuart Coleman 2. finally it was time for the celebration --From “Godoy,” by Walter Hiroichi Higa 3. ...

From BAMBOO RIDGE Issue Number 72, GROWING UP LOCAL: An Anthology of Poetry and Prose from Hawai`i
Sunday, September 29, 2013 9:48:42 PM

Triggers for October: 1. he was so proud wen he brought um home -- From “Da Glove,” by Eric Chock 2. it was somewhat scary, but exciting, and it didn’t take long to learn what to do -- From ...

August Contest Winner
Friday, September 06, 2013 8:39:02 PM

Congratulations to Normie Salvador, an August winner in The Great BR Year of the Snake Writing Contest. Normie won 10 Bamboo Bucks to spend in the online store. Here's the award won: Da mos Scary ...

Year of the Snake Contest for September : )
Monday, September 02, 2013 6:01:13 AM

September! This month, the limit is again, no limit – as many or as few words as you would like to write. The triggers for this month are lines taken from the following two texts. Find them here: [url=

From BAMBOO RIDGE Issue Number 71: OUTSPEAKS: A RHAPSODY, by Albert Saijo
Sunday, August 25, 2013 10:42:46 PM

Triggers for September: 1. fast relief from pain 2. you know it can’t hurt you 3. an unsafe place to be 4. each small piece of me 5. like shifting into overdrive 6. so fearless 7. nothing ...

From BAMBOO RIDGE Issue Number 70: MORE KAUA'I TALES, by Frederick B. Wichman
Sunday, August 25, 2013 10:22:17 PM

From BR #70: Triggers for September: 1. then there would be much laughter 2. we have no strength left 3. the night was the longest 4. I did not see them 5. a little angry and a little frightened 6. ...

Year of the Snake Contest for August : )
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 9:55:01 PM

August already, and our contest enters its fourth year. This month, the limit is again, no limit – as many or as few words as you would like to write. The triggers for this month are lines taken from ...

From BAMBOO RIDGE Issue Number 69, Spring 1996, New Moon
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 9:51:28 PM

From “Kona Glitter, 1964: A Ghost Story,” by Kobai Scott Whitney . . . [sp5]For the life of me, I can’t remember what word we used for “hunk”in 1964. It seems to me that hunk did not appear until ...

From BAMBOO RIDGE Issue Number 67/68: OUTCRY FROM THE INFERNO: ATOMIC BOMB TANKA ANTHOLOGY, edited & translated by Jiro Nakano
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 9:46:41 PM

From Issue 67/68: [sp5]“For the past twelve centuries, the Japanese people have expressed their intense pent-up emotions in tanka, one of the most unique and shortest forms of poetic expression in ...

Year of the Snake Contest for July : )
Monday, July 01, 2013 7:10:36 PM

July, she will fly : ) The Great BR Writing Contest is 3 years old this month. This month, the word limit is . . . uh . . . unlimited : ) That's right, as many words as you want, but remember to ...

FROM BAMBOO RIDGE Issue Number 65/66, TSUNAMI YEARS, by Juliet S. Kono
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 10:19:49 PM

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From BAMBOO RIDGE Issue Number 63/64, Summer and Fall 1994, Full Moon, Last Quarter
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 10:16:13 PM

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Year of the Snake Contest for June : )
Saturday, June 01, 2013 7:28:44 AM

June is busting out all over, and so is our ongoing writing contest. This month, the limit is back to 500 words. The triggers for this month are lines taken from the following two texts. Find them ...

From BAMBOO RIDGE Issue Number 60, Winter 1994, New Moon
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 6:12:33 PM

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From BAMBOO RIDGE Issue Number 61/62, BANANAHEART & OTHER STORIES, by Marie Hara
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 9:51:56 PM

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Year of the Snake Contest for May : )
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 8:13:19 PM

In honor of the Hawaii Book and Music Festival, we're changing up the rules for this month: There is no word limit : ) That's right, you can submit as many words as you like. The triggers ...

From BAMBOO RIDGE Issue Number 100: WAITING FO DA BIG FISH TOURNAMENT
Saturday, April 27, 2013 5:53:56 PM

May triggers: 1. the unforgettable flight 2. inspiration 3. traditions 4. public habit 5. like a lover 6. wait, let me think 7. when I least expect it 8. this is my routine 9. watch, ...

March Winner: Year of the Snake writing contest : )
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 10:25:22 PM

Congratulations to our March winner in The Great BR Year of the Snake writing contest: Da mos Great First Installment Award "Kapahulu," by PIIHONUA [url=

The Great BR Year of the Snake Contest for April : )
Thursday, March 28, 2013 11:23:34 PM

Writers, are you ready to write? Okay, the word limit for this month is 500 words again. The triggers for this month are lines taken from the following texts. Find them here: [url=

From BAMBOO RIDGE Issue Number 58/59, SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE PAHALA THEATRE, by Lois-Ann Yamanaka
Saturday, March 23, 2013 6:15:43 PM

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From BAMBOO RIDGE Issue Number 57, Winter 1993, New Moon
Saturday, March 23, 2013 6:10:30 PM

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The Great BR Year of the Snake Contest begins : )
Thursday, February 28, 2013 6:24:30 PM

Happy Year of the Snake. Ready to write? Okay, the word limit for the first month of The Great Year of the Snake contest is 500 words. The triggers for this month are lines taken from the following ...

The Great BR Year of the Snake Contest begins March 1st : )
Monday, February 25, 2013 10:25:12 PM

Watch for the contest rules . . .

From BAMBOO RIDGE Issue Number 55/56, THE WATCHER OF WAIPUNA AND OTHER STORIES, by Gary Pak
Sunday, February 10, 2013 5:32:29 AM

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From BAMBOO RIDGE Issue Number 53/54, POLIHALE AND OTHER KAUA`I LEGENDS, by Frederick B. Wichman
Sunday, February 10, 2013 5:21:26 AM

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The Great BR Year of the Dragon Contest has ended : )
Friday, February 08, 2013 12:02:33 AM

Stay tuned for a new contest coming in March : )

The Great BR Year of the Dragon Contest wraps up in January : )
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 7:10:37 PM

Happy last month of 2012. Hope you're having a great holiday season. Guess what? January's word limit is 400 words. That's right. 400 words. The six triggers for January are: #1. ...

From BAMBOO RIDGE Issue Number 52, Fall 1991, Last Quarter
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 6:51:19 PM

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From BAMBOO RIDGE Issue Number 50/51, SISTER STEW
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 6:48:42 PM

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November Winners in The Great BR Year of the Dragon Writing Contest
Wednesday, December 05, 2012 2:26:51 AM

Congratulations to the two November winners of 10 Bamboo Bucks : ) Da most Different Kine a Grampa Story Award: "Jizo," by KABOCHA [url=

Happy December! The Great BR Year of the Dragon Contest Asks You to Submit Your 300-Word "Gifts" : )
Saturday, November 24, 2012 6:04:09 AM

Happy last month of 2012. Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving. Guess what? December's word limit is 300 words. That's right. 300 words. The nine triggers for December are: #1. "Return ...

From BAMBOO RIDGE Issue Number 47, Summer 1990, Full Moon
Saturday, November 24, 2012 5:33:50 AM

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From BAMBOO RIDGE Issue Number 48/49, PASS ON, NO PASS BACK! by Darrell Lum
Saturday, November 24, 2012 5:14:02 AM

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From BAMBOO RIDGE Issue Number 45/46, LAST DAYS HERE, by Eric Chock
Thursday, November 08, 2012 10:50:24 PM

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From BAMBOO RIDGE Issue Number 44, Fall 1989, Last Quarter
Thursday, November 08, 2012 10:48:54 PM

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October Winners in The Great BR Year of the Dragon Writing Contest : )
Tuesday, November 06, 2012 4:54:04 AM

Congratulations to our October winners. They''ve won 10 Bamboo Bucks to use in the BR online store. Below are the October winners and the awards they've won : ) aWARD pOWER TO tRUTH ...

Get ready for some turkeys, but not in The Great BR Year of the Dragon Writing Contest for November : )
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 8:19:54 PM

Happy last day of October. Hope you all had a great month. Guess what? Give up? Okay, we're opening up the word limit to 200 words this month. Yeah baby! This is in honor of how stuffed you'll ...

September Winner! The Great BR Year of the Dragon Contest Rolls On : )
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 6:26:47 PM

[sp5]Congratulations to KABOCHA, our September winner in The Great BR Year of the Dragon Writing Contest. The prize is -- you guessed it : ) -- 10 Bamboo Bucks to use in the BR online store. Here's ...

BAMBOO RIDGE Issue Number 42/43: PAKE, Spring/Summer 1989
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 8:41:20 PM

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BAMBOO RIDGE Issue Number 41, Winter 1989, New Moon
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 8:38:34 PM

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BOO! The Great BR Year of the Dragon Writing Contest rolls in to October : )
Friday, September 28, 2012 1:48:14 AM

Hope you're all wrapping up your September entries. For those who want to get a jump on October, here you go. The triggers for October are: [url=

BAMBOO RIDGE Issue Number 39/40: THE SPEED OF DARKNESS, by Rodney Morales
Saturday, September 15, 2012 9:17:00 PM

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BAMBOO RIDGE Issue Number 37/38: HILO RAINS, by Juliet S. Kono
Saturday, September 15, 2012 9:15:04 PM

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August Year of the Dragon Contest winner
Thursday, September 06, 2012 12:01:47 AM

Here's the August winner and recipient of 10 Bamboo Bucks to use at the BR online store. Da mos Hiding My Tail Award: "Chameleon Johnny," by BETWEENWATERSUNSEEN [url=

These few precious days -- The Great BR Year of the Dragon 100-word contest keeps rocking and rolling : )
Saturday, September 01, 2012 5:33:48 PM

Perseverating with the 100-word entries this month. And the triggers for your September enjoyment are these seven items from: [url=

July winner! The Great BR Year of the Dragon Contest roars on : )
Tuesday, August 14, 2012 8:16:26 PM

Here's the July contest winner. The prize? Well, we thought we'd hand over 10 Bamboo Bucks to use in the BR online store -- just to change it up . . . oh, wait, that's what we always give ...

It's August, and the BR Year of the Dragon Contest rolls on : )
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 7:45:22 AM

We're sticking with the 100-word entries this month. And the triggers for your writing are these seven titles from : Issue Number 34/35: [i]Expounding the Doubtful Points[/i], by Wing Tek Lum:[url=

From BR Issue Number 36, Fall 1987, Last Quarter
Sunday, July 29, 2012 11:50:10 PM

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From BR Issue Number 34/35, Summer/Fall 1987, Wing Tek Lum: EXPOUNDING THE DOUBTFUL POINTS
Sunday, July 29, 2012 11:42:58 PM

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June Winner, BR Year of the Dragon writing contest : )
Saturday, July 14, 2012 8:00:44 AM

Congratulations our June Winner in The Great BR Year of the Dragon Contest. You guessed it! $10 worth of Bamboo Bucks to use in the BR online store. Here's the winner and the award won: Da ...

Second Anniversary: BAMBOO RIDGE Online Writing Contest : )
Saturday, June 30, 2012 10:13:03 AM

I can't believe it. The BR writing contest is two years old. To celebrate the terrible twos, we are going back to the 100 word entries : ) July will fly, so get those 100-word entries in! To ...

From BAMBOO RIDGE Issue Number 33, Spring 1987, First Quarter
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 11:06:26 AM

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From BAMBOO RIDGE Issue Number 31/32, 1986: The Best of BAMBOO RIDGE
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 11:04:43 AM

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May Winner: The Great BR Year of the Dragon Writing Contest
Wednesday, June 13, 2012 12:15:01 PM

Congratulations to Normie Salvador, our May winner. Normie has won 10 Bamboo Bucks to use in the BR online bookstore. Here's his award: Da mos If You Need One KCC English Course, Maybe Check ...

Can guess wot o wot? June jus wen bus out all ovah, and you know dat means gonna have plenny keeds coming up -- an maybe even some suprise fas weddings -- tink dey use to call um "shotgun" -- in da nex couple months, plus stay time fo entah da
Saturday, June 02, 2012 9:35:14 AM

So wot, you writing stuffs o wot? If yes, den try entah da June edition of da contest, frens. As Elmo might say: Welcome to the June edition of The Great BR Year of the Dragon Contest: Here ...

From BAMBOO RIDGE Issue Number 30, Spring 1986, First Quarter
Monday, May 28, 2012 11:45:45 AM

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From BAMBOO RIDGE Issue Number 29, 1985: Malama: Hawaiian Land and Water, edited by Dana Naone Hall
Monday, May 28, 2012 10:53:42 AM

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April BR Year of the Dragon Contest winner : )
Thursday, May 10, 2012 9:19:57 PM

April's winner has won 10 Bamboo Bucks to use in the BR online store. Da mos Serious Kine, Serious Award: "Seriously," by EIJI [url=

I know someone named April Showers -- but this is not why The Great BR Year of the Dragon Contest flowers on into May : )
Friday, May 04, 2012 8:40:57 AM

Welcome to the May edition of The Great BR Year of the Dragon Contest: Here are the two trigger pieces for May: [url=

From BAMBOO RIDGE Issue Number 8: Frederick B. Wichman's KAUAI TALES
Friday, May 04, 2012 8:24:08 AM

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From BAMBOO RIDGE Issue Number 27, Summer 1985, Full Moon
Friday, May 04, 2012 8:13:54 AM

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Congratulations to the March winners in The Great BR Year of the Dragon writing contest : )
Thursday, April 12, 2012 9:28:30 AM

Congratulations to March winners in The Year of the Dragon Contest. They've each won 10 Bamboo Bucks that they can use in the BR online store. Here are the winners and the awards they've won: Da ...

No Fooling. The Great BR Year of the Dragon Contest, Month #2 : )
Monday, April 02, 2012 9:02:48 AM

Happy Year of the Dragon to all of you, and welcome to the April edition of The Great BR Year of the Dragon Contest: Here are the two trigger pieces for April: [url=

From BAMBOO RIDGE Issue Number 26, Spring 1985: The Ten Rules of Fishing
Sunday, April 01, 2012 4:17:44 AM

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From BAMBOO RIDGE Issue Number 25, Winter 1985, New Moon
Sunday, April 01, 2012 4:09:33 AM

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BR E-News for Saturday, March 12, 2012 -- Happy St. Patrick's Day
Sunday, March 18, 2012 10:43:41 PM

Aloha to the BAMBOO RIDGE 'ohana, and a very Happy almost spring to all of you. Hope you all survived the Ides of March. Reminds my of the Oscar Wilde quote: A good friend will stab you in the ...

Happy Year of the Dragon! Here are the rules for the NEW BR online writing contest : )
Sunday, February 26, 2012 1:34:38 AM

Happy Year of the Dragon to all of you. This is the 411 on the new BAMBOO SHOOTS online writing contest. In honor of the Chinese New Year, we're calling it: The Great BR Year of the Dragon Contest Here ...

From BAMBOO RIDGE Issue Number 24, Fall 1984, Last Quarter
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 9:18:39 AM

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From BAMBOO RIDGE Issue Number 23, Summer 1984: Wayne Wang's CHAN IS MISSING
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 9:11:48 AM

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BR E News for Super Bowl Sunday 02/05/12
Sunday, February 05, 2012 10:26:14 PM

Aloha to all the BAMBOO RIDGE extended family. I hope that you had a great January and that February is none too shabby so far. For all you lovers out there, here’s hoping that this is the best Valentine’s ...

Editors' Choice: The Great BR Fishing & Wishing 100 - 100 Contest : )
Saturday, February 04, 2012 2:56:17 AM

As you may recall, 29 of the pieces that were submitted between July 2010 and June 2011 for both the original 100-Word Contest and the 100 - 100 Contest were honored at the Wine and Words 100th Issue ...

The Great BR Fishing & Wishing 100 - 100 Contest: Happy New Year -- Again : )
Thursday, February 02, 2012 8:27:02 PM

[sp5]Aloha to all of you, and mahalo to all of you who've participated in both the original Great BR 100 Word Contest, and this past year's Great BR Fishing & Wishing 100 - 100 Contest. [sp5]As ...

Here are the December winners in The Great BR Fishing & Wishing Contest : )
Sunday, January 22, 2012 10:26:27 PM

Congratulations to the December winners in The Great BR Fishing & Wishing 100 - 100 Contest. Each has won 10 Bamboo Bucks to use at the BR online store: [url=

Happy New Year! Here are the January Great BR Fishing & Wishing 100 - 100 Contest writing theme choices : )
Sunday, January 01, 2012 9:43:02 AM

The January writing theme choices -- with the exception of the last one -- are inspired by BR issues #21 and #22. Note: For further creative inspiration, if you'd like to read the pieces used for ...

Download the complete BR Issue Number Two, March - May 1979, First Quarter.
Tuesday, December 27, 2011 6:25:47 AM

Congratulations to the November winners in the BR 100 - 100 contest : )
Tuesday, December 20, 2011 8:39:51 PM

Congratulations to the November winners in The Great BR Fishing & Wishing 100 - 100 Contest. They've won $10 Bamboo Bucks that they can redeem at the Bamboo Ridge online store. Listed below ...

From BAMBOO RIDGE Issue Number 22, Spring 1984: A Tribute to George Helm & Kimo Mitchell
Sunday, December 18, 2011 6:27:51 AM

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From BAMBOO RIDGE Issue Number 21, Winter 1983, New Moon
Sunday, December 18, 2011 6:24:56 AM

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Ho ho ho-yeah! December writing theme choices for The Great BR Fishing & Wishing 100 - 100 Contest.
Thursday, December 01, 2011 2:15:53 AM

The December writing theme choices -- with the exception of the last one -- are inspired by BR issues #19 and #20. Note: For further creative inspiration, if you'd like to read the pieces used ...

From BAMBOO RIDGE Issue Number 20, Fall 1983, Last Quarter: Kaua`i Issue
Wednesday, November 23, 2011 8:41:08 AM

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From BAMBOO RIDGE Issue Number 19, Summer 83, Full Moon
Wednesday, November 23, 2011 8:37:30 AM

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BAMBOO RIDGE E-News for 11/17/11
Friday, November 18, 2011 8:02:59 AM

Aloha to all of you. I hope you all have your Thanksgiving plans in action. Don't forget to double-check your lists. I always seem to forget something, or, more likely, I think I already have it, ...

WooooHooo! October Great BR Fishing & Wishing 100 - 100 Contest Winners : )
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 7:08:42 AM

Congratulations to all the October winners in The Great BR Fishing & Wishing 100 - 100 Contest. They've each won 10 Bamboo Bucks they can redeem in the BR online store. Here are all the October ...

November Writing Theme Choices for The Great BR Fishing & Wishing Contest : )
Tuesday, November 01, 2011 10:45:32 PM

The November writing theme choices -- with the exception of the last two -- are inspired by BR issues #17 and #18. Note: For further creative inspiration, if you'd like to read the pieces used ...

From BAMBOO RIDGE Issue Number 18, Spring 1983, First Quarter: GUILT PAYMENT, by Ty Pak
Monday, October 31, 2011 7:45:01 PM

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From BAMBOO RIDGE Issue Number 17, December 1982 - February 1983, New Moon
Monday, October 31, 2011 7:42:24 PM

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BAMBOO RIDGE E-News for 10/30/11
Monday, October 31, 2011 9:09:00 AM

Boo! Happy Halloween to all of you friends and supporters of BAMBOO RIDGE. I hope you've cut up your pumpkins, saved some candy for the kiddies, and put in your entries for the October edition of ...

YeeeeeHah! Here are The Great BR Fishing & Wishing winners for September : )
Sunday, October 16, 2011 10:06:15 PM

Congratulations to all the September winners in The Great BR Fishing & Wishing 100 - 100 Contest. They've each won 10 Bamboo Bucks to use at the BRP online store. Here are all the September ...

BAMBOO RIDGE E-News for 10/02/11 -- Lee Cataluna's Wine & Words celebration is here : )
Monday, October 03, 2011 6:47:09 AM

Aloha to all you friends of BAMBOO RIDGE, and a very Happy October to all. Happy Birthday to all the October babies. The seasonal holidays are coming up. Have a great Halloween, but before you go ...

WoooooHooooo! October themes for The Great BR Fishing & Wishing 100 - 100 Contest. Geev um!
Friday, September 30, 2011 9:35:46 PM

If August and September were bonus theme months, then October is SUPER bonus theme month : ) The themes are inspired by BR issues #15 and #16: Note: For further creative inspiration, if you'd ...

From BAMBOO RIDGE Issue Number 16, 1982: A SMALL OBLIGATION, by Susan Nunes
Thursday, September 29, 2011 12:34:12 AM

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From BAMBOO RIDGE Issue Number 15, June - August 1982, Full Moon
Thursday, September 29, 2011 12:23:08 AM

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August Winners of The Great BR Fishing & Wishing 100 - 100 Contest : )
Monday, September 12, 2011 10:28:24 PM

YeeeHaaa! Here are the winners for August listed with the awards they've won -- in addition to 10 Bamboo Bucks to use at the BR online store : ) Da mos Healing and Saving a Life Award: "Buried ...

Check out Christy Passion's first entry for the Massie Affair renshi challenge : )
Thursday, September 01, 2011 12:25:05 AM

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Yeah, Baby! Writing Themes for September: The Great BR Fishing & Wishing 100 - 100 Online Contest Rolls On : )
Thursday, September 01, 2011 12:02:14 AM

Hey hey hey! It's another writing theme bonus month : ) So many good ones to choose from. There are five -- count 'um FIVE -- theme choices for September, taken from BR issues #13 and #14. They ...

From BAMBOO RIDGE Issue Number 14, March - May 1982, First Quarter
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 1:57:44 AM

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From BAMBOO RIDGE Issue Number 13, December 1981 - February 1982, New Moon
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 1:50:01 AM

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BAMBOO RIDGE E-News for 08/28/11
Monday, August 29, 2011 6:42:18 AM

Friends of BAMBOO RIDGE! Hey! How are you? I hope you've had a great August and a pleasant summer. Did you remember to put in your August entry for the ongoing Great BR Fishing & Wishing Contest? ...

July Winners for The Great BR Fishing & Wishing 100-100 Contest : )
Saturday, August 13, 2011 1:12:42 AM

Congratulations to the four authors who won 10 Bamboo Bucks to use at the BRP online store. Here are the winners for July along with the awards they've won: 1. Da mos Daddy's Leeetle ...

Writing Themes for August: The Great BR Fishing & Wishing 100 - 100 Contest Keeps on Keeping On : )
Monday, August 01, 2011 12:31:34 AM

This is writing theme bonus month : ) There are five -- count 'um FIVE -- theme choices for August, taken from BR issues #11 and #12. They are: Theme #1: Island Household Theme #2: What Can ...

BAMBOO RIDGE Issue Number One (download .pdf)
Sunday, July 24, 2011 9:22:54 AM

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7/19/11 Wine & Words photos by Guy Agena (and the last one is by Darrell Lum : )
Thursday, July 21, 2011 9:53:09 PM

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From BAMBOO RIDGE Issue Number 12, Last Quarter, SMALL KID TIME HAWAII
Thursday, July 21, 2011 2:52:45 AM

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From BAMBOO RIDGE Issue Number 11, June - August 1981, Full Moon
Thursday, July 21, 2011 2:34:51 AM

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Mahalo to everyone who came out to Wine & Words last night : )
Wednesday, July 20, 2011 8:10:53 PM

Sorry I couldn't be there. I was having a few too many with the Sesame Street gang, after dress rehearsal, in the Blaisdell parking lot. Man, one blue monster likes brewskies even more than he likes ...

Wine & Words SOLD OUT for Tuesday 7/19
Monday, July 18, 2011 9:44:36 PM

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BAMBOO RIDGE E-News for 07/14/11 -- Wine & Words this Tuesday : )
Friday, July 15, 2011 6:17:24 AM

Friends, aloha and a very Happy mid-July to you. Happy Birthday to all the July folks. Time is short. Call 808.626.1481 right now to make your reservation for Wine & Words: [url=

June Winners for The Great BR Fishing & Wishing 100-100 Contest : )
Friday, July 08, 2011 11:26:49 PM

Congratulations to the four authors who won 10 Bamboo Bucks to use at the BRP online store. Here are the winners for June along with the awards they've won: Da mos Good Deed? Get Punished! Award: "Escape," ...

From BAMBOO RIDGE Issue Number 10, March - May 1981, First Quarter, Special Drama Issue
Tuesday, June 28, 2011 8:27:36 PM

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From BAMBOO RIDGE Issue Number 9, December 1980 - February 1981, New Moon
Tuesday, June 28, 2011 8:26:08 PM

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BAMBOO RIDGE E-News for 06/26/11 -- Here comes Wine & Words : )
Monday, June 27, 2011 4:40:57 AM

Aloha to all of you great friends and supporters of BAMBOO RIDGE. Hope to see you all at our annual fundraiser, Wine & Words, on Tuesday, July 19th. We'll be celebrating the one year anniversary ...

May Winner! The Great BR Fishing & Wishing 100 -100 Contest Continues : )
Thursday, June 09, 2011 9:13:14 PM

Here is our May winner in The Great BR Fishing & Wishing 100 - 100 Contest. By now I'm sure you know what that means. Yes, that's right, a $10 Bamboo Bucks credit for use in the BRP online ...

Writing Themes for June: The Great BR Fishing & Wishing 100 -100 Contest Rolls On : )
Wednesday, June 01, 2011 1:56:26 AM

The two theme choices for June are taken from BR issues #7 and #8. They are: Theme #1: Leaving Theme #2: Precious Pick one theme -- or both if you'd like that challenge -- and write your ...

From BAMBOO RIDGE Issue Number 8, 1980
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 11:10:49 PM

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From BAMBOO RIDGE Issue Number 7, June - August 1980, Full Moon
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 11:07:46 PM

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BAMBOO RIDGE E-News for 05/07/11
Sunday, May 08, 2011 6:44:26 AM

Happy May to all of you friends of BAMBOO RIDGE, and Happy Birthday to all the May folks. I hope the Easter Bunny brought you everything on your wish list. Congratulations to Juliet S. Kono! Juliet's ...

Writing Themes for May: The Great BR Fishing & Wishing 100 - 100 Contest Goes More On : )
Wednesday, May 04, 2011 8:54:27 AM

The two theme choices for May are taken from BR issues #3 and #4. They are: Theme #1: The Shrine Theme #2: Communion Pick one theme -- or both if you'd like that challenge -- and write your ...

April winners in The Great BR Fishing & Wishing 100 - 100 Contest : )
Wednesday, May 04, 2011 1:33:38 AM

Here are the April winners in The Great BR Fishing & Wishing 100 - 100 Contest. They've won $10 Bamboo Bucks credit for the BRP online bookstore:

From BAMBOO RIDGE Issue Number 6, March - May 1980, First Quarter
Saturday, April 30, 2011 1:35:10 AM

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From BAMBOO RIDGE Issue Number 5, December 1979 - February 1980, New Moon
Saturday, April 30, 2011 1:32:19 AM

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BAMBOO RIDGE E-News for 04/23/11
Sunday, April 24, 2011 2:30:08 AM

Aloha and a very Happy Easter to all you great supporters of BAMBOO RIDGE. I hope you've all been very nice so that the Easter Bunny will bring you everything you want. We are in the second month ...

March Winners! The Great BR Fishing & Wishing 100 - 100 Contest: March Winners!
Sunday, April 03, 2011 2:31:07 AM

YeeHah! Here are the winners for the inaugural Great BR Fishing & Wishing 100 - 100 Contest. Each author wins a $10 Bamboo Bucks credit for the BRP online bookstore:

Writing Themes for April: The Great BR Fishing & Wishing 100 - 100 Contest Continues : )
Friday, April 01, 2011 8:37:49 AM

The two theme choices for April are taken from BR issues #3 and #4. They are: Theme #1: Inheritance Theme #2: Ass Why Hard Pick one theme -- or both if you'd like that challenge -- and ...

BR E-News for 03/19/11
Sunday, March 20, 2011 7:02:06 AM

Aloha to all of you friends and supporters of BAMBOO RIDGE. I hope your March is going well and that all your loved ones near and far are safe. Happy Birthday to all the March folks. Don't think ...

From BAMBOO RIDGE Issue Number Four, September - November 1979, Last Quarter
Sunday, March 13, 2011 5:34:31 AM

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From BAMBOO RIDGE Issue Number Three, June - August 1979, Full Moon
Sunday, March 13, 2011 5:31:51 AM

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Announcing da Rules for: The Great BR Fishing & Wishing 100 - 100 Contest for March 2011
Tuesday, March 01, 2011 7:21:56 PM

Yeeeeehah! It's time to start The Great BR Fishing & Wishing 100 - 100 Contest to begin : ) Rules for The Great BR Fishing & Wishing 100 - 100 Contest: 1. You can submit one entry per ...

Two new tags on the BRP site: [sp5] for paragraph indentation and [sp] for fine line adjustments
Sunday, February 20, 2011 7:47:37 AM

[sp5] Ever wanted to indent the paragraphs of your blogs, your news entries, or your bamboo shoot entries? Me too : ) Now you can! [sp5] Thanks to BRP webmeister Haken Pax, you can now indent your ...

BR E-News for 02/19/11
Sunday, February 20, 2011 6:56:17 AM

Aloha to all you wonderful friends and supporters of BAMBOO RIDGE. I hope you all had a very Happy Valentine's Day. In case you didn't hear the good news, on February 3rd Punxsutawney Phil ...

Here are the winners from the final month of the Great BR Short-Short Story Contest : )
Sunday, February 06, 2011 12:11:12 AM

Mahalo nui loa to all of you who've taken the time to post your 100-word stories since July. Man, time really does fly : ) The final round winners for the first-ever Great BR Short-Short Story ...

From BAMBOO RIDGE Issue Number Two, March-May 1979, First Quarter
Sunday, January 30, 2011 8:57:18 PM

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From BAMBOO RIDGE Issue Number One, December 1978, New Moon
Sunday, January 30, 2011 8:54:21 PM

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BAMBOO RIDGE E-New for 01/23/11
Monday, January 24, 2011 9:30:31 PM

Aloha to all you wonderful friends and supporters of BAMBOO RIDGE. I hope that you're all having a great first month of 2011, and I also hope that you're gearing up for a Happy Year of the Groundh--er, ...

Bamboo Ridge E-News -- A "Pre" Chinese New Year Special -- 01/04/11
Wednesday, January 05, 2011 8:35:20 AM

I have a lot of trouble finding employers. Fortunately, Darrell and Eric have always been very kind to me, giving me odd jobs. Today, for instance, I spent all day addressing what I thought were their ...

Woo Hoo! Here are the December winners in the First Evah Great BR Short-Short Story Contest.
Tuesday, January 04, 2011 6:11:38 AM

Congratulations to all the December winners. You have each won a $10 Bamboo Bucks credit to use in the BR online store. Please redeem your bucks by January 31, 2011. December winners are listed in alpha ...

BR E-News for 12/19/10
Monday, December 20, 2010 1:31:14 AM

Aloha to all of you friends of BAMBOO RIDGE, and a very happy Sunday to you. I hope your holiday festivities go well. Ho ho ho MAN! I'm taking a swift break from flood control here, and ho ho ...

November Winners! Here are the Short-Short Story Contest winners for November.
Friday, December 03, 2010 9:06:08 PM

Mahalo to all of you who entered the First Great BR Short-Short Story Contest in November. The authors of the eight pieces listed below have each won a $10 Bamboo Bucks credit to use at the BRP online ...

BR E-News for 11/21/10
Monday, November 22, 2010 5:15:12 AM

Happy Sunday to all you friends of BAMBOO RIDGE. I hope everyone had a great weekend. My turkey is now defrosting in the fridge in anticipation of a Happy Thanksgiving -- sadly for everyone except the ...

October "Whatevah" Winners: The Great BR Short-Short Story Contest Rolls Even More On
Thursday, November 04, 2010 12:13:01 AM

Congratulations to the October winners! Aloha to all of you who entered The Great BR Short-Short Story Contest in October. Each of the authors below wins a $10 Bamboo Bucks credit to be used at the ...

September "Whatevah" Winners: The Great BR Short-Short Story Contest Rolls More On
Wednesday, October 27, 2010 7:35:40 AM

Congratulations! Here are the September winners selected from entries posted before 2:00 p.m. HST on September 30th. Aloha again to all of you, and mahalo for your entertaining entries in the first ...

August "Whatevah" Winners: The Great BR Short-Short Story Contest Rolls On : )
Wednesday, October 27, 2010 7:21:16 AM

Congratulations! Here are the August "whatevah" winners selected from entries posted before Midnight, August 31, GMT Aloha again to all of you, and mahalo, again, for your entires in the ...

BR E-News for 10/24/10
Monday, October 25, 2010 7:20:55 AM

Aloha to all you great friends of BAMBOO RIDGE, and Happy Birthday to all of you October folks. Hope everyone who celebrates Halloween has a very spooky one. Here comes Thanksgiving! My favorite holiday ...