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Who Are the Paniolo?

Paniolo are the cowboys of Hawaii. Obviously there wouldn’t be cowboys without cattle, so it is important to start with the introduction of the first cattle in Hawaii when discussing the history of the paniolo. 1,005 more words

Part 2: The history of Kailua

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Kailua means two seas or two currents. The abundance of water, from the mountains and the ocean, is what has always made Kailua a special place long before the first native Hawaiians settled there. 442 more words


Short Story Pt. 2 (Historical Fiction) "Forbidden Foods"

Part 2 of the Historical Fiction short story I wrote in Grad school: “Forbidden Foods.” This is based on an actual account of how Hawaii’s “kapu” (taboo) laws were abolished by two women. 3,020 more words


First impressions: On the Windward Side

The windward side of Oahu has a different vibe from the rest of the island.  A bit more misty, rainy, rural.  Here’s a view along Kamehameha Highway, driving north.

First Impressions

The Moral Universe - Hawaiian Civil War Veteran

I am grateful to my friend Jane, who lives on Maui, who sent me a story from Hawaii News Now about a Hawaiian Civil War veteran who was recently honored with a headstone at his gravesite. 1,148 more words

What a (Re)treat!

Our Kamehameha ETS Team held its annual retreat on November 13-14. It was a great two days of team building, service, and fellowship. We started the day with a tour of Kawaiaha’o Plaza to learn about our different departments at KS. 205 more words


What we can learn from Kamehameha’s life

Kamehameha I is a legendary figure, heroic and larger-than-life. David Kāwika Eyre’s “Kamehameha: The Rise of a King” (2013) is a fictional account of Kamehameha’s life that portrays him as a warrior, philosopher, and leader who can be a role model for Hawaii’s children. 369 more words