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It was an honor to give the commencement address at my Alma Mater:  Pahoa High School graduation in Hilo, Hawaii last week. Class of 2017, thank you for bringing me home again. I once again wish the graduates a fun and meaningful life. The Hawai’i Herald will carry my entire address in their next issue.

I also took a field trip to my home village Kapoho with Prof Allan Anderson of Hawai’i Community and  a few of his students. Prof Anderson, thank you for adding my Kapoho: Memoir of a Modern Pompeii book to your college curriculum. The site of our old house is buried under foliage.


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