Category Archives: Prayer – Pule

Early morning pule starts the Aha Pule ‘Aina Holo

Thursday, November 20, 2014, 5:15 am. Honoka‘a Park. Silence and darkness. The waning crescent moon hung brightly in the east, points up. Luminous stars shone bright against the black Hawaiian sky, and we took time to appreciate the early morning … Continue reading

Posted in Chants and blessings, gratitude, Holidays and festivals, Honoka'a, Honoring tradition, island culture, Lanakila Mangauil, Prayer - Pule, Resurgence of Hawaiian Culture | Tagged , , , , | 5 Comments


This week I came face-to-face with homelessness. Prior to this, my concerns for the poor were global, nonspecific, faceless. I gave money to the Hamakua Youth Foundation, donations to the Salvation Army, food to the local food pantry, and said … Continue reading

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No time to cry

My little girl is gone. I took her to college earlier this week. Her father had admonished me not to make a scene by crying (who me?) and make Jade feel bad. So I did my best to hold the … Continue reading

Posted in college, daughters, facing my fears, Honoring tradition, husband, moving to Hawaii, Prayer - Pule | Tagged , | 6 Comments