Yearly Archives: 2013

New Year’s Eve: 2013…2014…

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. And I hesitate even now – perhaps twelve or thirteen years after the fact. My hesitation still hinges on Thanksgiving, for goodness sake, my favorite holiday. Thanksgiving: uncontaminated by gift giving … Continue reading

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The Return Voyage: 95,000 Miles on the Paths of Our Ancestors!

It is my fervent hope that your patience over these many months will be well- rewarded.  You, our dear friends from nation to nation, coast to coast, and  on the shores of our small Islands, have permitted me the solitude … Continue reading

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Labor Day Reverie.

I have labored long and I have labored hard in these three months on Hawaiian land – but unlike ‘Iokepa Hanalei ‘Imaikalani, very little of my labor has been hands in that soil.  Instead I have spent hours, days, weeks … Continue reading

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Home Again, and Writing The Next Book.

I’m going to beg my readers’ indulgence for the next few months.  I am home on Kaua’i and about to hunker down with the intention of  preparing my next book for publication. To be called, unsurprisingly: THE RETURN VOYAGE: 95,000 … Continue reading

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Racism 101.

Racism: it is in no way subtle.  But neither is it consistent. There are ironies that would be laughable, it 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 ‘Imaikalani and I are on the edge of our seats with excitement. Huliau – The Return Voyage is about to shift in an entirely new direction. The goal, of course, remains the same:  … Continue reading

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Boxes.

Tell me why it is so much easier for modern man/woman 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 to … Continue reading

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