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August 2020
Posted on August 31st, 2020 by paularath

“When I am dancing, I feel as though I am on top of the world,” said Anthony Mmesoma Madu in an interview with a Newsweek reporter. You might be one of the 20 million-plus Instagram viewers who saw this charming 11-year-old dancing ballet in the rain in a sodden suburb of Lagos, Nigeria. His joy
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Posted on August 27th, 2020 by paularath

  There’s something within us that makes us want to dance. It’s an inherent need in many, many women. And far more than a few men. To dance is to give the body an opportunity to create its own poetry. This desire, this passion, this need, doesn’t disappear with age. Despite injuries, arthritis, increasing stiffness
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Posted on August 19th, 2020 by paularath

Palama Settlement’s oral histories will be featured on KHPR, Hawaii Public Radio’s “The Conversation” tomorrow at 11 a.m. I will be talking to host Catherine Cruz regarding a program called “Weaving Voices” being sponsored by the UHM Center for Oral History and the Hawaii Council for the Humanities. The stated purpose of the program is to weave “voices
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Posted on August 18th, 2020 by paularath

Jerry and I decided to change our walking itinerary today. Instead of walking in various neighborhoods in Nuuanu Valley, we combined our walk with a few errands, including a trip to FedEx and UPS in Downtown Honolulu. It’s such a foot-friendly city and has sidewalks, something sorely lacking in our valley. While Downtown, we decided
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Posted on August 10th, 2020 by paularath

Although it’s disappointing to have another shut down of some of our favorite places to relax or recoil from the coronavirus world (for me, the pool and the pickleball courts), there is an oasis to which we can escape and find a bit of rest and restoration: HoMA, the Honolulu Museum of Art. Jerry and
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