Monthly Archives: April 2008

Getting Old.

‘Iokepa and I have mothers on each coast of the American continent. They were both born in 1912. You do the math. (My mother still lies about her age–and she can easily get away with it.) We’ve called them the … Continue reading

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Expatriates.

The Hawaiian Islands are overwhelmingly populated by folks who followed their dreams to the tropics. It’s hard to blame them. Rainbows are are an hourly fact of life; sunsets against the Pacific waters take away words, and sometimes breath. The … Continue reading

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Ike Hanau.

Last night, ‘Iokepa’s daughter, Keikilani, gave birth to her second son. We got the phone call from Honolulu at this motel, in Oklahoma City. We are, naturally, ecstatic. It was a quick and easy birth. The baby is strong and … Continue reading

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