Monthly Archives: November 2007

The Written Word Versus the Oral One.

It did not feel good,” Maxine Hong Kingston wrote in Hawai‘i One Summer, “To be a writer in a place that is not a writing culture, where written language is only a few hundred years old.” The rich oral traditions … Continue reading

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The Power of Words…a Digression

We spent a titillating evening at Poets House in New York City. These rooms, in downtown Manhattan, have served as a gathering, reading, and writing space for three generations of America’s most talented. This night, the Spring Street address was … Continue reading

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Moving Mountains

We have been in New York City for the past week, and we are loving the concentration and intensity of creative energy on this other Island. A new friend, in casual conversation, brought up the historic and current plight of … Continue reading

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Please…It’s Your Turn, Add Your Stories…

Give us a break. We know full well you are out there because our wonderful son, Sam, in Baltimore (he’s our computer-savvy guide through these techno jungles) has added a statistic counter to our website and to this Ever Changing … Continue reading

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Pure Science Meets Pure Spirit

Perhaps, nine years ago now, we were camping (actually, living in a tent) at Kaheka–the Salt Pans Park– on Kaua’i, when we met Lou. Over these past ten years, we have met hundreds of visitors to the Island, at that … Continue reading

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On the Theme of Oppression?

I continue to be amazed by the unforeseen sources of support for Return Voyage. I could not have predicted the non-Hawaiian hearts that ‘Iokepa’s message–the native Hawaiian cultural and spiritual message–would touch. But I should have. After all, the authenticity … Continue reading

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