Before I moved here, I wasn't sure what made Hawaii so special. Sure, it had great beaches, but so did a lot of other places. Now that I've lived here for some time, I know that Hawaii has an unparalleled uniqueness that will be hard to match when we move somewhere else.
Natives ask, "Why Threaten the Ground We Stand on to Reach for the Stars?" In late March, Kanaka Maoli warriors representing several islands in...
My wife and I decided Maui would be a cool place to vacation. We got off the plane and felt "something" we had no way of explaining. The walk through the semi-open airport alone excited us.
In Hawai'i, the right of LGBT people to live free of discrimination is viewed not as an attack on faith but as an intrinsic part of the spiritual belief in aloha -- love, honor and respect for all.
As Americans, and especially as residents of Hawaii, the very least we can do is to recognize how our military presence impacts Okinawa's people and environment.
Music is transformative, it is a powerful medicine. When I was younger while visiting my Cherokee uncle, Goat Carson, in New Orleans he always talked about how music was a form of prayer, a powerful kind of medicine.
"Ladies and Gentlemen!" The orchestra rose to their feet as the last of their bold notes danced off the curved walls and undulated ceiling of the concert hall. "Ladies and gentlemen!" exclaimed Stuart Chafetz with a showman's bravado.
Three or four nights may not be enough, but you can see a lot in a little amount of time. It was a perfect long-weekend getaway that gave us just what we needed -- a taste of Maui.
Easter brunch is a longstanding tradition in many families, and for those who enjoy a truly decadent spread, there's nothing like letting someone else do the cooking.
My daughter has purple hair, colorful tattoos and teaches physical and mental health to her loyal clients. I have thin hair, gnarly age spots and tell jokes until people snort beer from their noses.
After a long, hard winter where everything was colored in white (and then grey, and then black) snow, you deserve some color in your life. Escape to these seven spectacularly hued beaches, where you won't believe the color of the sand.
One lesson that we had heard, but really saw when we moved here, was leaving the mainland in the mainland. No matter where you moved from, you have to leave that attitude and that way of life there. You have to embrace what Hawai'i is and means. Those that try to bring the mainland here don't last very long.
Anchor into your feelings of bliss. Invite her home, the goddess of your secrete island. Let her gaze imprint your body with the alphabet of stars, that bubbling creative surge known only to those who connect. Talk, learn, see. Realize, embody, remember.
On Sunday's Star Advertiser, the headline story was that the SHAKA Movement is now going after the sugar cane industry. This is the very industry t...
I have seen MANY people try and compare the cost of living in Hawaii to where they live. Stop. It's not the same. Sorry. It is VERY expensive to live in Hawaii, especially if you think you are going to try and have the same lifestyle you created for yourself elsewhere.
I am honored and blessed to continue "Dad's" legacy by giving back, coaching and creating opportunities for the next generation.