Yearly Archives
2020
Posted on May 19th, 2020 by paularath

During the past couple of weeks I have been enjoying interviewing prospective scholarship candidates for our Palama Settlement student scholarships. (Sadly, we’re on Zoom this year.) It’s always one of my favorite times of year, as I get to catch up with students we have been helping the past year, as well as meeting new
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Posted on May 9th, 2020 by paularath

OK. I admit it. Since the coronavirus quarantine, I have watched way too much TV. (And that includes quite a few movies on our TV screen.) But I will defend my habit by saying that I do quite a bit of homework about a show, series or movie before I invest my time in it.
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Posted on April 30th, 2020 by paularath

These are alarming and confusing times, and it can be challenging to imagine the end of this set of circumstances. And yet, people all over the world are learning new ways of living and employing innovative ways of thinking. As an added bonus, we are relating to one another in creative new ways. (I never
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Posted on April 22nd, 2020 by paularath

While museums and galleries are shut down during this treacherous time, art is finding its way out into the world in all manner of innovative ways. Leave it to artists to find a way to have their work seen, in spite of the quarantine. One outstanding example is Gallery Iolani at Windward Community College, where
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Posted on April 16th, 2020 by paularath

Palama Settlement has been providing social services to our neighbors for 124 years. The Settlement is often called upon to perform extraordinary duties in extraordinary times. In 1918, our Pa Ola Camp was turned into a hospital for Spanish Flu patients. During WWII, our campus was transformed into a field hospital by the Army. Today
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