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A Little Taste of Paradise

When asked, “what do you miss most about Hawaiʻi?” the first thought that comes to my mind is food. With Hawaiʻi being so diverse in cultures, there’s no denying the fact that we truly do live up to our label of the “melting pot” state. 370 more words

Public Schools that Work: Discussion with Amy Perruso, Part 2

I had been thinking about writing on public schools, particularly the ones that just seem to work. This got me thinking of doing a second discussion with Amy Perruso. 831 more words

Weekly Small Pleasures (#1)

I stumbled upon the Weekly Small Pleasures blog event on fellow blogger Mani’s A New Life Wandering. Although I’m late to the party, it’s exciting to have the opportunity to reflect upon and post about things that make every week special. 410 more words

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"What pinched-in bodies!"

Anchoring off Kawaihae, north of Kona, the captain of the brig Thaddeus, bearing the First Company (1819) of Congregationalist missionaries from New England, sent a boat ashore with one of his officers, who returned with the astonishing news that the great Kamehameha was dead, … 1,456 more words


Weekly Photo Challenge: Now

I am meekly standing amongst all that is Kūkaʻōhiʻalaka, in the mist that drenches you without you even noticing, and welcoming Kānehoalani. I am still in awe of Ke Ala Polohiwa a Kanaloa two nights ago and especially during this particularly rainy season of Lonoikamakahiki. 97 more words

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And Why Now?

It is true that in the beginning, most writers are by necessity content — more than content, preoccupied — with their own stories. Some writers never outgrow this. 891 more words


Southernmost Point

Adventure is everywhere especially in Hawaiʻi. Hawaiʻi Island also known as the Big Island is known greatly for the endless adventure. This last weekend getaway, I explored the southernmost point of the USA. 400 more words