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
Mahalo nui loa–Thank you very much Mahalo nui loa for the wonderful dinner we had yesterday evening.
When people think of heaven, they think of it as a beautiful place with beautiful people, stunning landscape, scents of flowers and the sounds of angels singing. If that is heaven, Hawaii is surely close; but what else might there be that allows us to look at Hawaii as a … Continue reading
Hawaii’s cultural differences bring out how unique a region may be in what is an acceptable question to ask a stranger and what is not, as that is a pattern that occurs not just in an island culture but other regions as well. A recent example comes from the question, … Continue reading
Those who visit Hawaii make assumptions first based upon where they live, however briefly on vacation, or over a short period of time. Those assumptions will often turn into generalizations based upon experiencing one region of the islands, when there are various cultures and lifestyles that represent Hawaii. For what is true … Continue reading
Carol Forsloff–Every region of the world has its special concerns, and Hawaii is one of them when it comes to the health and well-being of its people. In relationship to these issues, there are two kinds of adjustment disorders related to life in Hawaii. The first type of adjustment disorder … Continue reading
‘Ua mau ke ea o ka ‘aina i ka pono–Hawaii’s State motto, The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness. The value of the land is underlined by the State’s own motto that reminds everyone to care for the land and its people.
Carol Forsloff—It is a condition that strikes some people who visit Hawaii and who stay for prolonged periods, as some do with the military or special assignments. It also impacts those who arrive in Hawaii and develop the fever over time. Knowing the signs and symptoms of this affliction can … Continue reading