All About Halloween

Have you ever wondered where Halloween came from? A mixed up cacophony of spiritual beliefs and practices, Halloween has a long and winding history that begins before written records, and will probably carry on with us throughout many generations across the world. Halloween, All Souls Day, Samhain, Dio De Los Muertos, and even perhaps Hawaiian…

Happy Makahiki!

Today is a short and special video post on Hawaiian Epistemology by Dr. Manu Meyers I’m sharing in honor of Hawaiian Makahiki Season: A time for celebrating new crops, times of peace and abundance. Enjoy this Hawaiian perspective on cultural knowing and awareness! (Click here for more info from Manu Meyers)

The “Anti-Science” Argument- Hawaiian Culture and TMT

Recently I came across an article written by businessman Richard Ha criticizing Hawaiian activism regarding TMT, and related social-environmental movements in Hawai’i. After hearing similar arguments and rebuttals from friends, family, and acquaintances, this article is meant to provide context and to challenge these “anti-science” accusations, to illustrate how this argument perpetuates Hawaiian diaspora through…

“Violent Revolution is Coming!” (and other half-truths we don’t have to believe)

Last year billionaire Nick Hanauer gave out a public warning to fellow plutocrats, saying what he saw in the future of growing wealth inequities were “pitchforks coming”. Hanaure being a businessman himself seemed more concerned with warnings than solutions. This is understandable, seeing as he knows first hand the cognitive dissonance behind valuing profit and…

When “Eco” is a Dirty Word

“I don’t want to scare anyone, scaring is not the solution” Martha Beck said during her interview as she touched on the topic of environment. And in 2013, when Elon Musk spoke at TEDx he had a similar obstacle. As his interviewer strongly challenged the realizability of green enterprises, Elon casually explained that without them…