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Though it has been more than three decades since he left this world, on this Dec 18, his birthday, my siblings and I are reminded once again of how my father’s life continues to resonate and endure. We are reminded

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Getting to the Peaceable Kingdom

Guest Post by Rev. David Gierlach A look back at the Second Sunday of Advent, as we celebrate the Third. Isaiah 11:1-10Romans 15:4-13Matthew 3:1-12Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19 Today’s readings begin with a beautiful vision of the peaceable kingdom.  A time when

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“We are never on our own; we are anchored in each other. We do not let go of each other.” In this season of Thanksgiving, and as we begin the season of Advent, against a landscape of too much pain

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It’s been seven years–but we still feel your presence

Gladys Morais May 8, 1923 – Nov 8, 2015 We will always feel your presence. You left behind enough love and wisdom to last all our lifetimes. And we keep drawing on that well. You are in our conversation daily–when

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Democracy faces a crisis in Hawai‘i

First published in the Honolulu Star Advertiser 8/24/2022. Republished here with permission. Our democracy is in crisis.  No, not just on the continent.  The crisis is here in Hawai‘i: more than half a million registered voters did not feel motivated to

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HI PRIMARY 2022: It’s here!

Have you voted? There’s still time to drop off your ballot. Know someone who wants to vote but isn’t registered? No problem: Hawai’i has same-day registration. Fed-up with the status quo? Voting in new people who have demonstrated a commitment

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Guest Post: John Witeck urges voters in CD1 to choose Sergio Alcubilla

Today’s broadcast email republished here with the kind permission of John Witeck, a highly respected voice in Democratic circles in Hawaii, a labor organizer, civil rights and anti-war activist, and lifelong advocate for social justice. Lucy, Lia and I are

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Sergio Alcubilla: A REAL Democrat to represent Hawaii’s CD1–Look at who is endorsing him!

We are all busy–sometimes busier than we should be. And we don’t always have the time to research candidates running for office as well as we should. But in the case of Sergio Alcubilla who is challenging the incumbent Blue

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Guest Post: Dr. James J. Zogby

I AM FURIOUS First published at Reblogged with permission The killing of Shireen Abu Akleh has left me furious. Furious that a wonderful woman journalist has been taken from the world. Furious because of the predictable way Israel has

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If justices strip rights from women, strip Republicans from office Republished with the permission of the Honolulu Star Advertiser where it first appeared in a Sunday “Insights” section (5/08/2022)devoted to the draft decision written by Justice Alito. Justice Alito’s leaked

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