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The Blog: Reflections & Musings

On Black Lives Matter and Aloha

On Black Lives Matter and Aloha

(please scroll down to learn about our BLM initial pins) Aloha is a word we use in Hawaii almost every day. Its literal meaning is "the presence of breath" or "the breath of life." Comprised of "Alo" or presence, front and face, and "ha" or breath. Together,...

A Message From ‘Alohi Kai

A Message From ‘Alohi Kai

Dear Friends of 'Alohi Kai,As most countries have locked down and begun practicing social distancing, people and businesses are going through unforeseen tough times. And like most small businesses, we’re making some adjustments until things open up again. At ‘Alohi...

Social Distancing…April 2020

Social Distancing…April 2020

So here we are, socially distancing in the time of a Corona Virus and Covid19. In Hawaii they've asked us to limit gatherings in the ocean and to follow a stay at home order (as most places in the country have, and should!) so we aren't able to dive right now....

That Thing They Love – Gifting & A Slow Proposal

That Thing They Love – Gifting & A Slow Proposal

Holidays can be a chore. But remember when you used to love it? How can we feel good about it again? Presents are great but do they deliver happiness or are we just buying out of obligation? Is it that thing they love or just a thing?   I watched a Malcolm...

Creating Love & Happiness

Creating Love & Happiness

An Encounter Working events with the general public is quite an interesting study in human behavior. We see some of the most amazing people, and very occasionally, some of the worst. It's rarely ever boring! So with the holidays in full swing, I'd like to share a...

Malama – The Stars Aren’t Out of Reach

Malama – The Stars Aren’t Out of Reach

These days - the stars seem out of reach But these days - there ain't a ladder on the streets These days are fast, love don't last in this graceless age Even innocence has caught the midnight train And there ain't nobody left but us these days -- Bon Jovi I've never...

A Necessary Escape

A Necessary Escape

A Necessary Escape Is escapism bad? Does it mean you are avoiding your responsibilities? Does it make you a lesser person? In these days of dire news - angry politics, category 5+ hurricanes, floods, runaway forest fires - are you scared to admit you want to tune out...