Yearly Archives: 2013

New Year’s Eve.

It is winter on my skin and in my bones.  I am bundled from the top of my head to my wool-encased feet. The plunge from eighty degrees to twenty degrees was abrupt and challenging.  The first question we’ve been … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving of Old.

This is a story that I’ve never before told. I hesitate even now – perhaps twelve years after the fact. My hesitation still hinges on Thanksgiving, for goodness sake. Thanksgiving: uncontaminated by commercialism; serving up my favorite foods; and celebrating … Continue reading

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Racism 101.

Racism: it’s in no way subtle.  But neither is it consistent. There are ironies that would be laughable if they weren’t so painful.  Like a bad joke, it only hurts when I laugh. So our president, Mr. Barack Obama – … Continue reading

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Stories Told Around the Fire.

 The ancestral grandmothers have spoken.   ‘Iokepa Hanalei ‘Īmaikalani and I are on the edge of our seats with excitement. Huliau–the Return Voyage is about to shift into an entirely new direction. The goal remains the same.  Within the authentic Native … Continue reading

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Our Boxes.

Tell me why it’s so much easier for modern men and women to delineate – to draw big black lines around our thoughts and our hearts, to categorize, to isolate, to  separate – than not. Oddly, this ability has come … Continue reading

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