Hawaiian lives matter

Carol Forsloff—-“This is blatant destruction of a religious artifact, of really a shrine — a temple. To me, not only is it insensitive — it’s a hate crime,” said Lakea Trask, one of a handful of Aloha Aina advocates who has spent the last 173 days on Mauna Kea in … Continue reading

Bed and breakfast brigade brings problems, benefits to Hawaii

Time was when a bed and breakfast arrangement meant breakfast as well as interpersonal contact with a host or hostess or both.  These days, however, many guests find themselves meeting a lock box with no interaction with an owner or manager, other than an email.  What are the advantages and … Continue reading

Water everywhere but where can a body swim?

Swimmers enjoying the beaches of Waianae

The islands of Hawaii are surrounded by ocean waters.  Nevertheless in spite of the fact that there is water water everywhere people often ask where can a body swim. Hawaii has many beautiful beaches and great stretches of sand that drift from ocean to shore. The ocean is relatively warm … Continue reading

Race and marriage in Hawaii and what about the children

Children of Hawaii

Carol Forsloff—In the 1960’s when someone wanted to object to interracial marriage he or she would offer this observation in the form of a question,” What about the children?”  This statement-question would be prefaced with the statement, “I’m not prejudiced but–” Hawaii is the very definition of the answer to … Continue reading