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Being Invaded

In 2004 on my first flight to Hawaiʻi as we approached the islands US Department of Agriculture Declaration Cards were given out for all passengers to fill in.  When I saw the list of plants and animals forbidden to be brought … Continue reading

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The Royal Mindset

With interest I follow the struggle of some native Hawaiians to have the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi restored.  Every so often members are arrested for locking themselves onto the Iolani Palace grounds or for making protests near the Palace.  I recall … 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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Refugees

In October of 2010 Mom, Dan and I went on a tour of the interior of the Iolani Palace.  I found the interior to be pleasingly sumptuous and yet not cloying.  There is so much beautiful wood around every turn, … Continue reading

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