Molokai Man

Send Me To DC

Here’s the deal – I’m trying to get to DC at the end of this month to cover a supreme court case concerning land that may or may not belong to the State of Hawaii.  The governor and her AG have appealed a Hawaii State supreme court decision that said the State did not have jurisdiction to sell the land because of a federal apology that said the overthrow of the independent Hawaii Nation in 1893 was illegal. It’s pretty tricky stuff, here’s my recent article about it – “Hawaii in Legal Spotlight”.

The problem is my paper can’t afford the plane ticket to get me out there – so I’m looking for outside funding from legal/media types.

This case has been called the most important in the upcoming suprememe court session and it will have implications for all native people in America.

So – who’s got those connections to get me there?  All I need is about $1000.

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February 9, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

POST – A – NUT

post-a-nut There are a lot of strange things here on Molokai, but this has got to be right up there. Basically, you take a coconut and write on it – message, address and all. And this post office – and only this post office – will send it anywhere in the world. AS IS. No box or bag or anything, just the coconut traveling through the ether.

On a recent Friday afternoon, I happened by said post office as it was about to close. At least a dozen people were standing in line waiting to ‘post -their – nut’. And there was probably another 50 or so coconuts behind the counter that were ready to go. And somehow I was the one getting funny looks for dropping off newspapers.

Yes, I will send you a coconut. But only if you send me food.

December 1, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | 3 Comments

Back to the motherland

Most of you know I was born on Maui and so this is my attempt to figure out if Hawaii is in my future, not just my past.

I’ve spent the last few months jumping from couch to couch and coast to coast. I was substitute teaching at my old high school in Massachusetts and promoting my film about great white sharks.

Hopefully I’ll be staying in one place for more than a few weeks.

In the meantime, here are a few pics of my new home.

November 16, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | 1 Comment