Monthly Archives: December 2007

Exclusion or Inclusion?

Last summer ( it seems years ago), ‘Iokepa wrote the words for this website. He wrote: “If you have a single drop of native Hawaiian blood, we invite you to join the conversation.” The aboriginal Hawaiians never judged their relationship … Continue reading

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In the Heart of Dixie

We are in Southwestern, Virginia, and for me–who reared young sons in Roanoke from 1986 to 1994–it is a coming home. Nowhere are people more compassionate, less likely to erect barriers to intimacy–or more falsely maligned–than in the heart of … Continue reading

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A Very Different Ocean.

It was nearing our wedding anniversary; we were travelling in the thick of the Eastern Seaboard, and we tried to conjure up what might be the best gift we could offer one another–and ourselves. The answer was obvious. What we … Continue reading

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A Note of Gratitude.

If Return Voyage is an outrigger canoe, you, dear friends, are the wind in its sails. If Return Voyage is the grand metaphor for our individual search for authenticity and meaning, you dear supporters are the concrete, literal fact of … Continue reading

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