The Maui Newshttp://www.mauinews.comTop Blogsen-usWed, 10 Feb 2016 17:05:47 EDTWed, 10 Feb 2016 17:05:47 EDT Review 360: The Silk Road Journey with Xuanzang SILK ROAD JOURNEY WITH XUANZANG, by Sally Hovey Wriggins. 326 pages, illustrated. Westview paperback, $25 <P> The destruction of the giant Buddhas at Bamiyan got the attention of and outraged the world in 200.Wed, 10 Feb 2016 14:13:38 EDTBook Review 359: A Black Woman's Civil War Memoirs's-Civil-War-Memoirs.htmlA BLACK WOMAN'S CIVIL WAR MEMOIRS, by Susie King Taylor. 154 pages, illustrated. Markus Weiner paperback, $9.Wed, 3 Feb 2016 19:17:49 EDTMatthew 7:16 crazy are the Republicans? <P> As crazy as the lady in this audio clip (follow link.Wed, 3 Feb 2016 13:53:36 EDTClose call up Baldwin Avenue Monday afternoon, I was just pulling around the hairpin turn at Rainbow Park when a downhill biker from Arkansas hit me.Tue, 2 Feb 2016 14:23:20 EDTBad, bad news for RtO,-bad-news-for-RtO.htmlLong-time readers will recall that the purpose of starting Restating the Obvious was to extol the delectability of greasy pork and lament its rarity. Making fun of rightwingers is just a placeholder, because you cannot write about bacon every .Tue, 2 Feb 2016 00:04:24 EDT