Tag Archives: aloha

Can Never Go Home Again

I read on Hawaiʻi News Now online where a man ran down Waikui Street, punched a man in the face and stole his Toyota Camry!  Reading that I was so shocked that I felt as if the man had punched … Continue reading

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Truly Wealthy!

Those who are famous in the public sphere have a need for some kind of buffer between their public and private lives.  For Maurice Sendak that buffer was his answering machine.  Whenever I called the machine went through its little … Continue reading

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Being Invisible

On our October 2010 trip to Waikīkī Mom and I each had separate suites at the Ilikai side-by-side, each suite consisting of a bedroom area, a living area, a kitchen, and a bathroom.  It was already evening when we arrived … Continue reading

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Growing Up

I have been thinking once again about the homeless in Hawaiʻi I’ve seen on my trips as well as on various episodes of Dog the Bounty Hunter.  Why are there homeless in Hawaiʻi who do not want to embrace being an … Continue reading

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Royal Communications

Around 15 years ago I sent Queen Elizabeth II two books as a gift.  In a note from one of her Ladies-in-Waiting: “I am commanded by The Queen to write and thank you for your letter and the two manuals, … Continue reading

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-Aholic Refuge

In speaking about themselves and Hawaiʻi  I have heard Hawaiians say that “the Earth is a canoe“, “Hawaiʻi  is a canoe”, and “our neighborhood is a canoe”.  The implication of this is that we are each called to live responsibly … Continue reading

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Little Things

Once while passing through Kapiʻolani Park I stopped to observe the ways in which the homeless were making the park their home.  Some were sleeping on tables, some against trees, some just stretched out in the open on the grass.  … Continue reading

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