Always Remember

It was personal. My father, Harold, was 8 years old at the time. He and his family lived in Kalihi.
“I was at home, standing on the garage roof, watching the planes," he remembers. "I couldn’t really see what was happening at the harbor, but I saw the planes in the sky. One flew right over us. And my father came running out, yelling, ‘Come down, come down!’ He made everybody, all four of us kids, go under the bed because it was announced that they were bombing Pearl Harbor." READ MORE

Peace on this day

You know what works for your own parents and siblings. Their opinions may sadden or anger us, but in the long run does it matter?

Tell me, if you saw your brother drowning in the ocean would you say to yourself, ‘Hmm, maybe I won’t save him because he voted for Trump?”

If your mom needed help, would you say to her, “No, mom, you don’t deserve it because you voted for Clinton?”

Come on, now. Take a breath and behave like a grown up. Go to Thanksgiving dinner with the family and enjoy the feast... Read more...

Gimme Shelter

Picture this: a girl, 13 or 14 or 15, sold for sex by a pimp who calls himself her boyfriend. Somehow, finally, she manages to escape. She is taken to a safe place, a sanctuary in rural Oahu where she can live and heal, her damaged body and psyche treated by an understanding team of counselors, medical professionals and teachers.

This place, called Pearl Haven, doesn’t exist yet.

But it will.  

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