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JOURNEY TO KONA

Originally posted on Journey2Kona2019:
What goes on in the mind of a “haole” from the (U.S.) “Deep South” who hears the “call of the Islands” but has no idea how he’s going to make his dream come true?  Here’s…

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Is Anyone On Kalākaua Listening?

I have to say that every time I return to Waikīkī I am even more amazed and appalled by the stores on Kalākaua Avenue, those temples built for us to come and worship our desires!  I never expected to go … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Dog Watcher!

I have a confession to make: I love watching “Dog The Bounty Hunter”.  In the episodes that are shot in Hawaiʻi (as contrasted with those shot in Colorado) I often recognize places where I have been (and long to be … Continue reading

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Many, But One

We are drawn to fire and it has different effects upon us.  At times it energizes us and we hoot and whoop and dance around it!  At other times as we sit and gaze into it, it subdues and moves … Continue reading

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Self-restraint and R-E-S-P-E-C-T !

Recently on ‘Ōlelo I watched a program about the Tongan Kava ceremony and I was struck by how liturgical the ceremony was with its prescribed ways of performing the actions of the ceremony.  The participants are expected to perform the actions … Continue reading

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Mystery, Creativity and Labels

Having now watched all three parts of the film “Native of Owhyhee” on ‘Ōlelo Community Television I am struck by how complex and multilayered are Hawaiian concepts!  It reminds me of a professor at our seminary in Yonkers, New York … Continue reading

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Native of Owhyhee

The three-part film “Native of Owhyhee” on ‘Ōlelo Community Television has given me unlimited points to consider about the Hawaiian understanding of spiritual realities.  The Western approach to talking about spiritual realities is that there is only one way to … Continue reading

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Off-Grid

By around noon on October 15th of 2006, the day of the magnitude 6.7 Kona earthquake I was able to get onto the one and only flight leaving Kona that day, to go back to Waikīkī where my mother was … Continue reading

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Mistake or Make?

Like most everyone I have slowly grown into myself.  Over the years, although more so when I was younger, the quest for self-discovery has lead to some mistakes.  Having made mistakes, I then had to prove to myself and others … Continue reading

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Sacred Remains

In our materialistic culture on the Mainland we seem to have forgotten how to be grateful!  We are surrounded by blessings but we moan that it is not enough.  While our cup overflows we complain that we need a bigger … Continue reading

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