Yearly Archives: 2014

The Sweet Everyday Oddities of Hawai’i.

Hawai’i is many things to many people.  To my parents back in the early ’60s, it was the most romantic interlude of their 58 year marriage.  (So much so, that when I broke my mother’s heart by falling in love … Continue reading

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“According to Its Nature…” Thanks to Mr. Thoreau.

We are frightened of all the wrong things. We are terrified that we will die; we are afraid of how we will die.   Let me count the ways:  by cancer, by Ebola, by terrorists, by warring gangs on city streets.  … Continue reading

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Environmental Destruction: The Only Way Back…

This is not going to be an easy story to tell.  Not easy because I might seem to be targeting our dearest friends, our most heart-felt supporters: the uniformly educated, caring progressive, environmentalists on our Island. These are Americans; many … Continue reading

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“When Does a Sovereign Hawaiian Get to Vote?”

Exactly as they are doing elsewhere on the continent this week, here in Hawai’i Americans  are casting early-voting ballots in primary elections. We are voting for state offices – the governor, the legislature; we are voting for federal offices – … Continue reading

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Please Read the Preceding Story First.

‘Iokepa and I have been gratified by the considerable response to the “Add Your Voice to the Cry for Freedom” essay that precedes this one on this page. From just one of our supporters in faraway Virginia: “My eyes were … Continue reading

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Add Your Voice to the Cry for Hawaiian Freedom.

For the last six months, we were on the road with our new book, The Return Voyage; we drove across the American continent and spoke out on behalf of my husband’s people. We return home to witness the budding fruit … Continue reading

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“Oh The Places You’ll Go…”

Thanks to Doctor Seuss, when the calendar announces the annual cap and gown ceremonies, his classic book (named in the title of this essay) speaks to the day.  I think of this now because  it’s June and there is another … Continue reading

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Something Powerful Is Happening in Hawai’i.

September will mark seven years since ‘Iokepa Hanalei ‘Īmaikalani and I took this low-tech, low-profile, ancestral-driven show on the road.  That is seven years since we packed up our ten years of grooming on the beaches of Hawai’i and took … Continue reading

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The Waiting is Over.

There is a new member of our family, and all words feel patently ridiculously predictable.  “Miraculous” doesn’t replicate the adrenaline rush, the heart-thumping anxieties, the feel of that newly exposed-to-our-atmosphere skin. ‘Iokepa and I were immutable fixtures just outside the … Continue reading

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Waiting.

The last three months on the road with The Return Voyage have been snugly scheduled with just a bit of breathing room.  Our schedule page tells the story.  We’ve just returned from  our spin through the southeastern states; we’re back … Continue reading

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