Honoring Kālepa Baybayan

For those honored to ride one, the voyaging canoe is a powerful teacher.  And for those who have ridden them the longest, they have in turn become teachers.  In 2007, Kālepa Baybayan and four other Hōkūleʻa navigators were initiated into the order of Pwo, the two-thousand-year-old society of deep-sea navigators in Micronesia, by their teacherContinue reading “Honoring Kālepa Baybayan”

Thinking of visiting Hawai‘i right now? The reasons not to have epidemic proportions

“Where is your aloha spirit?” ask many recent visitors to the Hawaiian Islands whose arrivals, since the Coronavirus outbreak, have been received with less than friendliness by local people.  The tourism industry has for decades billed these islands as the Land of Aloha, where smiling brown people will serve your expensive meal, clean your hotelContinue reading “Thinking of visiting Hawai‘i right now? The reasons not to have epidemic proportions”