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Diana Hansen-Young
New York City
Mother, Writer, Artist
Interests: Musical Theatre. Murder Mysteries, jewelry-making, adventure
Recent Activity
Someone writes me: "It must be impossible to sit in Brooklyn in 2014 and write about Hawaii in 1898." Not at all. I confess, I go to old Hawaii every time I sit and write. I put on Hawaiian music that carries me away to another place and time, and... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2014 at Diana Hansen-Young
Three beautifully groomed and tacked animals, part of the NYPD Equine Unit, standing around being admired by a throng of horse lovers. I ask if I can pat the horsey. Sure, comes the resply. I raise my hand and WHACK! The horse flattens his ears and whips his head around... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2014 at Diana Hansen-Young
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Easter Sunday 2014 Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2014 at Diana Hansen-Young
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Spring has arrived! It's here! How do I know? I'm walking down the street and a puff of wind blows up the short-short skirt of the woman with her boyfriend waiting for the light. . . revealing there is absolutely nothing underneath. Nope. Not even a thong. I tried to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2014 at Diana Hansen-Young
Shortly after the Queen was overthrown in 1893, Eleanor Prendergast wrote this song for the Royal Hawaiian Band. The Provisional Government, who had engineered the overthrow, came to the bandmaster and told him all the members had to sign an oath of allegiance to the new government, rather than their... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2014 at Diana Hansen-Young
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So yesterday afternoon the same-old same-old group of kids comes down the street at the same-old same-old time of 1:45 pm and I'm sitting in the window, working, and I see a big commotion: the kids are beating up on some smaller kid. I open the window, lean out, and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2014 at Diana Hansen-Young
This is honor of a friend who's headed to Istanbul. Any musical theatre buffs, compare with Puttin' On The Ritz! Istanbul, Not Constantinople! Dance. Watch your pets run for cover. And is that your downstairs neighbor, pounding on the ceiling with her broom? Or PM Erdowan shouting "Incoming!" Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2014 at Diana Hansen-Young
This time from a masked server with route blacked out from somewhere in "Europe." If you want to try some spy stuff of your own, enter their IP address into one of the many sites that takes an IP address and gives you a lat and long, server information, route,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2014 at Diana Hansen-Young
So it's time to quit sugar and all refined carbohydrates again and go back on a fish, vegetable, nuts, chicken eating plan. I did this two years ago and for over a year dropped weight, but more important, joints stopped aching, energy went up -- blah, blah, blah, we all... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2014 at Diana Hansen-Young
As I am wont to do while procrastinating my writing, I look on Statcounter to see where the folks are coming from that read the blog or go to the website -- and it's quite an interesting collection this last few days. Besides the US, Canada, France, Sweden, (the usual... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2014 at Diana Hansen-Young
which is the story of the capture, detention and release of Sun Yat-Sen (Sun Mei) from the Chinese Legation in London, 1897. The whole period of time in HAwaii that is the backdrop of THE FAT HAWAIIAN DETECTIVE (which starts on Annexation Day August 12, 1898) is rich with intrigue,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2014 at Diana Hansen-Young
If it were not for the terrible tragedy of the lost souls on board this plane, and their families, this would be one of the all-time great mysteries/thrillers. Malaysian incompetence, chaos, culture-driven denials and secrets, and the failure of all of our technologies -- its a perfect storm. Saying this... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2014 at Diana Hansen-Young
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My three monkeys in the window at Biyamiti Bush Camp, Kruger Game Park, SA. Any "rustling" sound (like bags of snack food) can be heard through the windows and they come swarming, trying to get in. If the windows aren't locked, they can take them off the hinges. The night... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2014 at Diana Hansen-Young
So I'm sure this post is going to bring back the spy guys, tracking my blog, but when I heard about the missing flight last night, the first thing I thought was: "Airliners don't fall out of the sky at 36,000 feet" and the second thing I thought was: "I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2014 at Diana Hansen-Young
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Look how long it's been since you've posted! Shall we hit the reset button? So it's been a long six months. Fast forward: Heart surgery in November- - which is why I sort of dropped off the radar -- but I'm still kicking -- went off to South Africa for... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2014 at Diana Hansen-Young
So here's a useful question for the spy guys at their Campus in Virginia: do you know any site that sells catfood for Bitcoin? To those new readers in Pakistan, let me explain: I have a faithful bunch of spy guys who have followed my blog with a search engine... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2013 at Diana Hansen-Young
why weren't you furloughed? Is following my blog really essential to the security of the US? Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2013 at Diana Hansen-Young
They're back. This is probably part of what Snowden was complaining about. But this time they had the sense to mask their search engine name THE INTELLIGENT. Same IP address, though. Hey guys read up on TOR. Use it to go onto artist's blogs and see what they're painting. After... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2013 at Diana Hansen-Young
and the bust of the guy that ran the SILK ROAD. Absolutely fascinating spy thriller stuff. Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2013 at Diana Hansen-Young
So we say Aloha to our readers in the Russian Federation at the Ojsc Rocket-space Corporation Energy Of S.p.korole, who downloaded all of the free art images on the website, and then went to our MangoHillHawaii.com website and downloaded the free ebooks. We also have new downloaders from KETV Jeju... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2013 at Diana Hansen-Young
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The sun battles with the nip in the air to create a perfect Autumn In New York Day. I wander to Union Square to see the ever-present entertainment. The Hare Krishnas are there, chanting next to Jews erecting a Succot stand. A random stranger paints a dove and the word... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2013 at Diana Hansen-Young
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. . . What are you REALLY doing?" 1. Finishing mysteries: Fat Hawaiian Detective, The Brownsville Girl, P-38 (four high school seniors travel to the Peace Arch to see Lyndon Johnson in 1963. . . an event that leads one to becomes a paid assassin . . . 2. Desperately... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2013 at Diana Hansen-Young
Search words: "Do Women Wander Naked In New York?" - I had to look it up on StatCounter -- I was shocked when I saw the quantity of readers from Cameroon suddenly. Yes, women do wander naked in New York City. (From a post - someone in Cameroon must have... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2013 at Diana Hansen-Young
I wonder if she knows how inspiring she is to women of a certain age. . . ALMOST THERE Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2013 at Diana Hansen-Young