World Poetry Day 2016

  Today is World Poetry Day, a time to celebrate and recognize the deep and profound influence poetry has on the human spirit.  Poetry captures the heart with words that give light to our innermost thoughts and longings. It is a measure of who we are as individuals as well as a society. And bestContinue reading “World Poetry Day 2016”

Lili’uokalani, Hawaii’s Last Queen

This week, I read the last chapters of “Lost Kingdom: Hawaii’s Last Queen, the Sugar Kings and America’s First Imperial Adventure” by Julia Flynn Siler.   It has been well over a century since Queen Lili’uokalani was disposed, imprisoned and discredited, but her memory lives on in the hearts of her people.   Her life was markedContinue reading “Lili’uokalani, Hawaii’s Last Queen”