Eh people in Kahana Ridge, here’s some conch shell etiquette for you: Pu, pronounced “poo,” is the Hawaiian Name for conch shell. A gift from the ocean, the Pu comes out of the life-giving waters with a sound that flows across the ‘Aina. To blow the Pu is a call to the divine. The blowing of the Pu should always be accompanied by protocol. When it’s blown, how many times and in … [Read more...] about Eh Brah, learn conch shell etiquette!
What was the most terrifying place you’ve ever been dropped off? Was it the kindergarten bus stop, or the front door of the DMV? Perhaps the docking harbor of an island with the highest concentration of cougar attacks? Maybe the island seething with buffed out cats wasn’t a childhood memory or a destination on last week’s errands list. The secluded North Vancouver Island was … [Read more...] about Maui resident Lucas Miller talks about his experience on The History Channel’s reality show ‘Alone’
One of the greatest errors a person can make when picking up a history book is thinking that it represents the only narrative of a given place or time period. In fact, stories about a given event vary widely, depending on point of view (those in power often have a very different take than those out of power, for instance). The best historians acknowledge this reality early on … [Read more...] about UPDATED: Mutual Publishing Releases Updated ‘Maui: A History’
“[T]he Japanese will soon number more than half the population of the Islands, yet they are not being assimilated—at least, not rapidly. They speak their own tongue, have their own newspapers, retain many of their customs. They apparently have an inferiority complex, for their newspapers shout: “We are your equals… We are as good as you or … [Read more...] about
“The Arab oil embargo of 1973-74 gave Hawaii a frightening lesson in the vulnerability of its energy lifelines: the islands rely almost entirely on outside oil for fuel. Last year they used more than 45 million bbl., or $1.5 billion worth, nearly two-thirds of it from foreign sources.” -From “Cooking with Bagasse” by Sara Medina, Time Magazine, … [Read more...] about