Monthly Archives: July 2008

Huliau–The Return Voyage, Indeed!

So, the Return Voyage metaphor turns literal today. This enormous expanse of continental United States lay now between ‘Iokepa, me–and home. Two twelve-hour days of driving–from Baltimore to Urbana, Illinois, and from there to Mitchell, South Dakota–are under our belts … Continue reading

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Ritual…Once Again.

I wonder aloud: “Is ritual, removed from the context of community, a distortion of the purpose of ritual?” Jews require a minyon–a community of ten–for most prayer and ritual. Kanaka Maoli gather into a communal circle for ho’oponopono. Is ‘Iokepa … Continue reading

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The Limits of Confidence

I am feeling–on this mid-summer, early morning–the refreshingly cool, crisp air in what, a bit later today, will feel like a wall of heat and humidity. I’m loving that breeze on my skin: It evokes, in a cellular way, childhood … Continue reading

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