Monday, May 23, 2022
Author's Note: I met Julie Christensen while doing research on a family history project. (We didn’t know each other before that). Julie’s mom went to high school with my late father’s best friend, Hank Carbonell.  My father, an introvert, didn’t...
This is the second part of a two-part inteview I did with Julie Christensen. As alluded to in the first part of this conversation, I met Julie Christensen while working on a family history project. Julie’s mom went to high school with my late...
Editor’s Note: University of Hawaii West Oahu Library was one of 50 U.S. libraries selected to host Americans and the Holocaust, a traveling exhibition from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum that examines Americans’ responses to Nazism, war and genocide in Europe during the 1930s and 1940s. In this...
For Those Who Thought They Knew What a Woman Is It’s more than Supreme Court Nominees, like Judge Kentanji Brown Jackson, who do not know what a woman is. Judge Jackson’s response to Sen. Marsha Blackburn’s question to define a “woman”, asked during Judge...
President Barack Obama regularly referred to his home state of Hawaii as a big, harmonious community, where he was born and spent his boyhood and adolescence. In fact, his Hawaiian background is, in many ways, a key to understanding who he really is. There...
A friend and I were recently discussing the prevailing state of affairsdominating world news and the human outlook. After we got past Covidand the raging war in Europe, we couldn’t avoid the recently releasedUnited Nations report on climate change. IPCC: “Window to avert catastrophic...