Marine Monument Proposal Isn’t ‘Hawaiian’


It’s particularly hard for me, as a Hawaiian, to oppose monument expansion as a marine conservation measure, which many believe supports the concept of the popularized slogan aloha ‘āina – or caring for the land. But I have a different take on aloha ‘āina and how it should be carried out consistent with a translation of the word ‘āina as meaning “that which feeds”. Read More

Can We Talk About Papahanaumokuakea?


The decision whether to expand the marine national monument should only be made with public input. Read More

“God is in the Flowers” – Marriage Equality & the Queen

Liliuokalani statue

In the wake of the recent political storm that raged over the state legislature’s approval of same-gender marriage, I’m compelled to share this with you as something that hopefully will give you pause for thought and perhaps turn a light on in your heart. Read More