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It’s NOT too late to REGISTER AND VOTE TODAY. Polls close at 6p.m.

Polls are open until 6pm. If you need to find out where your polling location is check out the Office of Elections Polling Location Finder If you still arenʻt registered to vote – you can register at the polls today.

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Posted in I BLOG, Politics and Religion, Uncategorized

A Living Wage: In Utah, as in Hawaii, lawmakers say no to struggling workers

The Fight for $15 in Hawaii ground to a halt in late February this year when it reached the Senate’s Ways and Means Committee, chaired by Senator Donovan Dela Cruz, a Democrat. The effort to help workers make ends meet

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Posted in Business and Justice, Fight for $15, I BLOG, Uncategorized, Women's Rights, Workers' Rights

Zen in Hakalau: Akiko’s Prayers

Wondrous Prayer We live in modesty and simplicity, palms together, head bowed in gratitude, giving thanks for each inhale and each exhale. We settle deeply, surrendering our bones and our being to the earth, grounded deeply in our precious Hawaii.

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Posted in Environment, Grace, I BLOG, Peace, Spiritulaity, Sustainability, Uncategorized

Zen: Buddhist B & B in Hakalau

No TV. Limited Wi-Fi. No cell phone coverage unless you walk down the road to find a hot spot. Silence from 6.30 p.m. to 6.30 a.m. No microwave. No shoes in the house: a sunny yellow and white relic of

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Posted in Big Island, Coqui Frogs, Environment, Hamakua, Hawaiian Values, I BLOG, Listening, Mochi-pounding, Seniors, Sustainability, Uncategorized

Our Silent “Amens”

You know how some preachers like you to give them an “Amen” to affirm what they are saying? I tend to stay stubbornly silent. Don’t like “amens” being extorted from me as I try to enter my own meditative space.

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Catholicism with Aloha

Free. Of the stultifying pronouncements of clergy at the highest levels far removed from the lives of people on the ground. Free. Of the biases of tradition that have their  roots, not in the Gospels but in the circles of

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Posted in I BLOG, Religion

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