Tag Archives: hula

To Live Fully Where We Are

One night I was watching an episode of “World’s Worst Tenants” where the investigator had been called to find out why the tenant had not paid rent.  No one would answer the door so the investigator used his key to … Continue reading

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Hawaiian Joys!

Hawaiʻi is the fount of sensuous joy! The joy of singing, of mele, of chants, any occasion serving as a good excuse to sing!  Singing is a part of ordinary Hawaiian life and not reserved solely for some special event, … Continue reading

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What’s Good For The Canoe

Every year I look forward to the Merrie Monarch Festival and my annual hula-binge!  My brother Dan in Waikīkī records the three evenings of competition on his VCR and sends me the tapes.  When that “hula box” arrives here in Rincon … Continue reading

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Hānai’d Hāʻole Hawaiian

I was recently reading a short piece by Elliot Holokauahi Pulham in which he traces the Hawaiian branch of his lineage back to his 8th Great Grandfather who was an Uncle to Kamehameha the Great.  I have often heard that … Continue reading

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Being Spiritual vs Being Human

I read recently, “To be Pono is to be balanced” (Dean Callaway).  This struck a chord within me because for a long time now I have believed that spiritual growth is based upon balance and not upon extremes.  Within the … Continue reading

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Please BUY A Ticket!

Fred’s life was falling apart. As a last resort he goes into a church and begs, “Lord, I’m not very religious and I don’t come here often but I really need your help.  There’s a lottery next Wednesday for 40 … Continue reading

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Orphans and Hawaiʻi’s Heart

As we toured through the Iolani Palace our docent took pains in almost every room to point out objects which had been scattered to the winds, and even around the world, at the overthrow of the Monarchy.  By various means … Continue reading

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