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Obama Inaugural Ball

Since I did not make it to the MLK rally, I attended last night’s inaugural ball at the Akeono Theater in Pahoa. A number of my friends were there along with good music, abundant food, and a cash bar. It was a great celebration in true Puna style. It would have been even more enjoyable […]

Life Among the Punatics

My plans to go to the MLK rally today were disrupted when around one a.m. I was awakened by loud yelling and cursing and a couple of shots. Then there was traffic going up and down my red cinder dead end road in the jungle. Around 5:30, I was awakened by a police officer who […]

A Reflection

I don’t follow the news very closely, so I didn’t know much about Barak Obama. Yesterday, my wife and I watched the DVD, “Barak Obama: Who Is This Guy?” I didn’t much like him when I first saw him in 2004. I didn’t like the way he dealt with Jeremiah Wright. I voted for him […]


I haven’t posted here in over a month, so I figure I should give an update. Things are going well and I hope all of you are having a good new year, although with the current crises we face I know it could be better for many. I’ve been absorbed in working on my book. […]

The Way It Is

I tried being an optimist and believing things can change for the better. I actively worked to make this a better world for everyone by protesting, organizing, preaching, teaching, networking, voting, and other big or small ways. I worked within the mainstream and on the fringes. Now, after over forty years, I am very pessimistic […]

Speaking Truth

The current police chief publicly dismissed the new ordinance passed by the people of Hawaii County making enforcement of cannabis laws the police’s lowest priority. He said nothing would change and called those who support marijuana use “terrorist supporters.” Thirteen other U.S. communities have similar ordinances. This community has been subjected to a paramilitary marijuana […]

A New Day!

After the last two presidential elections, I just about gave up hope of ever seeing another free and fair election in this country. Not only do we have a new president and hope for the future, but the people of Hawai’i, The Big Island, passed an initiative making cannabis law enforcement’s lowest priority. Regarding Obama, […]


Aloha. Last night I posted updates to the Universalilst Radha-Krishnaism website such as a new template, new home page, new background page, and a newly revised introduction to Universalist Radha-Krishnaism based on process theology. I continue to work on my book, Universalist Radha-Krishnaism: A Spirituality of Liberty, Truth, and Love. I’ve also been landscaping my […]

Current Projects

I am studying Chaitanya Charitamrita with translation and commentary by Edward C. Dimock, Jr. I recently completed the Chaitanya Bhagavat. I hope to deepen my understanding of Chaitanya and his teachings from these two most authoritative sources. I am working on a book proposal for Universalist Radha Krishnaism: A Spirituality of Liberty, Truth and Love, […]