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Aloha! I’m Cynthia Hoskins, Hawaii resident for over a decade, originally from a small town in South Carolina.

I first moved to Hawaii to teach on Oahu. Now, I am the Marketing Coordinator at Clark Realty Corporation, the largest independent real estate brokerage on the Island of Hawaii.

I’ve lived on the Big Island since 2004, first at Onomea Bay on the Hamakua Coast, then in Hilo for 6 years. In 2011, I moved to South Kohala and now call the green hills of upcountry Waimea my home.

In addition to blogging here about life in rural Hawaii (with the occasional foray down to the Big Island’s Kohala Coast), I’m intrigued by the way social media is evolving and making it possible for to foster community in creative ways, so some of my blog posts may occasionally be about my work in that area.

If you’re already on Twitter, please connect with me there…I’m @Cynthia_Hoskins.

Obligatory disclaimer: 

This is my personal blog. The thoughts expressed here are solely mine and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of my employer. (But…isn’t it more fun that way?)

Obligatory contact information (because I may occasionally discuss real estate):

Cynthia Hoskins, R(S)
Clark Realty Corporation
67-1185 Mamalahoa Hwy, Suite E128
Kamuela, HI 96743
Office Phone: 808.887.0887
12 Comments leave one →
  1. Sandi Child permalink
    December 30, 2009 5:25 pm

    I think starting your own blog will be a wonderful and exciting new experience…to create and share. I look forward to reading…I have often thought of starting a blog as a “Surf Mom”… you have all my support with your new adventure. Good Luck and Congratulations for taking the plunge…

  2. December 30, 2009 8:35 pm

    Sandi – I think you could have a great blog! Go for it!

  3. July 3, 2010 5:02 pm


    Wonderful to meet a fellow blogger and someone with some insight to the islands for a newcomer like myself!

    Best Regard,
    Carla @

    • July 5, 2010 11:32 am

      Hi Carla!

      I’ve been enjoying your posts since I discovered your blog…I think just before you left the mainland.

      Hope to connect with you in person one of these days!

      With aloha,


  4. November 21, 2010 2:41 pm

    Cynthia, a chara
    I hope your book club enjoys The Law of Dreams. Book clubs are keeping literary culture alive … all of us writers owe you people a debt…le gach beannacht PETER BEHRENS

  5. November 21, 2010 4:18 pm

    Cynthia, I’m not sure if I knew you were from SC….Where?
    I lived first in Anderson for about 6 years and later in Denmark (Bamberg Co) and had a kitchen shop and cooking school in Orangeburg….

    • November 21, 2010 4:22 pm

      Sonia, I grew up in Fort Mill, SC, just south of Charlotte, NC. I know the names of the places you mention, but I’m not that familiar with them. Most of our travels from SC were north, usually toward Virginia where both of my parents were from. I do, however, have an ongoing love for Charleston, SC!

  6. June 28, 2011 7:09 pm


    I found your blog on twitter. I was reading your entry on Hoku’ula (Buster Brown etc) and thought you might find this interesting.

    There are a couple more maps of the puu’s that I thought you would find of interest as well, the first three links.

    Growing up here we used to climb up Buster Brown with huge pieces of cardboard and them slide down! Nowadays kids climb up and slide down on boogy boards! Seems like some of the older students when we were growing up would collect magic mushrooms and always try to get us to eat them 😉

    I always wondered why it was called Buster Brown and I was told long ago there was a man who farmed at the base of Hoku’ula and his name was Buster Brown.

    Great seeing and meeting you today.


    • June 29, 2011 2:17 pm

      Hi Ethan,

      Great meeting you yesterday too! Thanks for the added details about Buster Brown/Hoku’ula. I really envy those of you who grew up here on the Big Island, but sliding down on cardboard? I think I’ll stick to my goal of just getting up to the top soon! 🙂

      With aloha,


  7. June 30, 2011 7:28 am

    What are you waiting for? Have you been to the waterfall up there?

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