Yearly Archives: 2010

It Feels Very Different Now.

It is just a few days before Christmas 2010.  And it is also exactly thirteen years since this remarkable convoluted journey began for me. The very first words of the very first  paragraph of the very first chapter of the … Continue reading

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GRANDMOTHERS WHISPER Is Published.

Aloha Our Friends: We are delighted to announce the publication of our long awaited book: GRANDMOTHERS WHISPER By Inette Miller It is available now for the holidays directly from the publisher in both soft-cover  and hardcover . CLICK on the … Continue reading

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GRANDMOTHERS WHISPER Book Tour.

A new day is dawning.  Very soon now, when you type in either: www.ReturnVoyage.com or www.ReturnVoyage.com/wordpress you will arrive at what feels familiar, but looks different.  After three years, our generous website maven, Tom Leonard, is giving us a fresh … Continue reading

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GRANDMOTHERS WHISPER: Ancient Voices–Timeless Wisdom–A Modern Love Story.

In these past three years, I don’t think a single day has passed when someone hasn’t suggested:  ‘You should write a book.’ First:  The story these folks are asking me to write is the one that ‘Iokepa Hanalei ‘Imaikalani and … Continue reading

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Geography: Faces and Temperments.

It is impossible to travel as ‘Iokepa Hanalei ‘Imaikalani and I do–from Portland, Oregon to Portland, Maine–from Washington State to Washington, D.C.–and not notice the differences. I am not speaking about mountains, oceans, rivers, lakes, prairies and deserts.  It’s the … Continue reading

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Mothers and Daughters, More or Less.

For the past two weeks I’ve been blaming the heat.   And yes, it’s been a record-setting  100 degrees  in inner-city Baltimore, with an unconscionable level of humidity.  But yesterday I realized that is not  it–not my problem at all. Allow … Continue reading

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Loyalties.

Each of us cherish certain values above all others.  Honesty?  Courage?  Common Sense?  Responsibility?  Generosity?  What have I missed?  The order may fluctuate with the day.  We  gravitate to people who  share our values.  Political.  Occupational.  Spiritual.  Ethnic.  Intellectual. What … Continue reading

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Evangelism?

In the past four weeks, we’ve crossed the continent (covering 3,500 miles) in our black Camry. On that crossing:  We had dinner with a saintly, eighty-four year old, Jesuit priest in Portland, Oregon; we had high tea with a Japanese … Continue reading

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Stealing From The Native Hawaiians Again. (The Akaka Bill In Congress.)

The Bill At the end of almost every Return Voyage gathering for the past three years, well-intentioned folks have asked ‘Iokepa:  “What can I do to help?” He answers:  “When you hear that things are changing on the Hawaiian Islands–and … Continue reading

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Justice Served: Court Ordered Community Service.

This is the story of trust, faith, and the powerful support that accrues when we agree to use our unique gifts, our best natures, and take the path of  greatest good–to fulfill our life’s purpose. Every one of us has … Continue reading

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