Archive for the “Inspiration” category

Re-Enter The Dragon

by twinink on November 1, 2013

(This article appeared in the June-July 2014 Hana Hou Magazine) On a frigid February morning in Manhattan, with snow threatening citywide gridlock, Hawai‘i-born Cole Horibe arrives through the flurries—on time not just to the minute but to the second. He’s (…)

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The Fighter

by twinink on October 11, 2013

(This article appeared in the Oct-Nov 2013 Hana Hou Magazine) The third time his thumb popped out of its socket, the pain brought Chad Owens to his knees. But he gritted his teeth and popped the thumb right back in. Owens (…)

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The Heroine’s Journey

by twinink on February 11, 2013

(This article appeared in the Feb-March 2013, Hana Hou Magazine) The video—grainy black-and-white and recorded in 1942—is showing its age, but the movements of the dancer it depicts retain a grace undiminished by time. Lithe and strikingly beautiful, 26-year-old Jean (…)

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A League Of Their Own

by twinink on October 25, 2012

(This article appeared in the Oct-Nov 2012, Hana Hou Magazine) Music pumps over the loudspeakers, drowning out the cheering fans as the players charge onto the court. All the greats are here: numbers 8, 6, 23. Only this is not Madison (…)

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On Papa’s Farm

by aaron on July 27, 2011

On Papa’s Farm Story by Aaron Kandell (This article appeared in the April-May 2011, Hana Hou Magazine) (Photo by Dana Edmunds) William Aila Sr. crouches among rows of red oak lettuce and baby kale, pointing out the plants mature enough (…)

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Inspiration Information — Gregg Breinberg and PS22 chorus

by aaron on January 15, 2011

“Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back.  Those who wish to sing always find a song.” –Plato If you aren’t already acquainted, allow me to introduce you to the incredibly joyous and inspiring PS22 chorus, a (…)

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Inspiration Information — audacity of hope

by aaron on January 14, 2011

“These men and women remind us that heroism is found not only on the fields of battle. They remind us that heroism does not require special training or physical strength. Heroism is here, in the hearts of so many of (…)

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Inspiration Information — Betty Londergan

by aaron on January 7, 2011

‎”Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness.  Kindness in giving creates love.” – Lao Tzu On Dec 16, 2009, Reed Sandridge embarked on a mission of charity.  He had been fired from his job and for several (…)

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Inspiration Information — Year in Review

by aaron on December 31, 2010

“The object of a new year is not that we should have a new year.  It is that we should have a new soul”  –G.K. Chesterton Every day 353,000 people are born.  Every day 146,000 people die.  This past year, (…)

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Xmas Inspiration Information — Gift of giving

by aaron on December 25, 2010

“It isn’t the size of the gift that matters, but the size of the heart that gives it.” ~ Eileen Elias Freeman 2010 is rapidly coming to a close, and i find myself looking back on all the many stories (…)

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