Devil Dog is the nom de guerre of travel writer Joel Berliner.
Joel wrote extensively for The Washington Times for a number of years, and has recently published travel articles in New York Newsday, The Chicago Tribune, The Dallas Morning News, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and The Honolulu Advertiser
There is a lot of local arts and crafts on display and for sale at the Kona Coffee Cultural Festival events, including this woman at the Cupping competition who made and sold hats with a lifetime of skill and precision on display.
Here she weaves another hat, a process that takes her about 4 hours. One of the charms of Kona is the preservation of hand skills and artistry that thrives with support in a culture of Aloha.