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My Night at Wahiawa Middle School
Saturday, April 02, 2011 12:53:54 AM

I did something different last night, a parent-teacher-student event at Wahiawa Middle School. It was “English Night” and I was invited by my grand-niece, Miss Favinger, who teaches English here, to ...


Hangin' with KCC
Sunday, April 10, 2011 1:24:31 AM

After a previous visit to the KCC campus where I discussed my writing and it's influences to a general audience, I was approached by Porsha (instructor) to speak to her class about writing. "Of ...


My afternoon at Pearl City High School: what a blast!
Thursday, April 14, 2011 1:52:15 AM

I just returned from teaching two of Chris Windnagle’s classes at Pearl City High School. When people ask me whether I miss teaching, I say no, as I think about the teaching I did at UHM. Today I was ...


Celebrate Reading at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa
Sunday, April 17, 2011 5:25:08 AM

Mahalo to everyone who came to Celebrate Reading! Jean Yamasaki Toyama, Juliet S. Kono, Christy Passion, and I read renshi poems from May, June, and the November Obama poems. We talked about how the ...


Hawaii Book Blog reviews Anshu: Dark Sorrow
Monday, April 18, 2011 6:39:05 PM

HAWAIIBOOKBLOG.COM - Wow. That’s the exclamation I gave after reading the first two chapters of Anshu at the book store. Misty was there with me, and she told me she felt the same way when she read the ...


Maui's Celebrate Reading Marathon
Tuesday, April 19, 2011 5:11:56 AM

Our day on Maui for “Celebrate Reading” was exhausting but thoroughly rewarding. We met some truly nice people like organizer Laura Lees and our driver, Marnie (sorry, Marnie, don’t know your last name), ...