Sunday, November 28, 2021
I hate cigarette smoke. I just do. It weaves through the tight curls in my hair, adheres to my skin like chalk dust,  and condemns my nose and throat to frenetic fits of sneezing and coughing. But for the pleasure of experiencing the vocal gymnastics of singer/songwriter/actor/producer/Grammy and Tony award-winner...
Unassuming and irreverent, Graham White has been coming to Hawaii for a number of years teaching meditation practice at the Palolo Zen Center and other locales. A native of Sydney, on the surface, this Aussie surfer dude seems an unlikely meditation master. Perhaps that’s just another lesson in why...
Growing up, I heard the term "redbone," when my uncles and aunts referred to one of my cousin's skin color--a soft chocolate with hints of "Injun" blood, as my Auntie Joyce would say.  Since that cousin had Native American ancestry, this blood would invariably show up as a red...
Iʻm a photographer who canʻt stop taking pictures of the intense moments of light that I see every day. Usually, that involves flowers. I have a knack for seeing the incredible beauty  shining forth when struck by a bundle of photons at just the right angle. Since I sold my professional...
As a founding member of the hui, Facing the Future (FtF) in 2004, I collaborated with a team of community engagement professionals to plan, produce and bring sustainability speakers to Honolulu. We were the only folks producing events on sustainable learning at the time. Skepticism over climate change was high,...
He was born Prince Rogers Nelson was born on June 7 and he tragically passed away this year at his compound Paisley Park.  He leaves behind 30 years of music.  His life was an enigma because while he was flamboyant on stage he was a recluse in his private...
When you hear the word “peace,” what comes to mind? Do you think of another era marked by flowers and peace signs?    Or, war-torn areas of the world that repeatedly make and break peace treaties with their neighbors? The good news is that there’s a new definition of peace emerging....
For Aunty Margaret's haumāna, Lomilomi is not just massage, it is the physiotherapy, the medicine; it is the spiritual healing of the Hawaiian people. As a distinctly kānaka cultural practice, it is not a technique. A Lomilomi therapist must practice daily hoʻoponopono, or, making right of out-of-balance situations in her/his...