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Reconciliation revisited

What I would have said at the Hoʻokuʻikahi Reconciliation service on Jan. 17 if I’d had more time:

The great psychologist Carl Jung said:

There is no coming to consciousness without pain.

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Mid Pacific Institute President gives students lesson in civics

By: Jennifer Wong (Hawaii News Now)

Mid Pacific Institute‘s president gave his students a real-life civics lesson today.

Paul Turnbull took the oath of U.S. 115 more words

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Queen Emma keiki celebrate the Lunar New Year

By: Jennifer Wong (Hawaii News Now)

Students at Queen Emma Preschool rung in the Lunar New Year.

The keiki gave their lai see, those red envelopes, to “lions” to bring about good luck in the new year. 55 more words

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Kahuku High and Intermediate students win spot at national legal competition

KAHUKU, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) – By: Jennifer Wong

Students at Kahuku High and Intermediate School took the state title at the “We the People” civics competition. 164 more words

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My article in The Nation - the original

There were several versions, but you may be able to see the difference between the final version and this one below: The Nation edited it to be more colloquial (I wasn… 1,182 more words

Defense Mechanisms

In her book Ego and the Mechanisms of Defense, Anna Freud (daughter of Sigmund Freud) detailed multiple defense mechanisms used to avoid facing reality. By using these mechanisms, along with the overwhelming inertia of the State and Federal presence, and the vast ignorance of Hawaiian history, many people in Hawaiʻi are able to conveniently avoid facing the disturbing reality that they live on contested ground. 464 more words

Puna lava flow remains sluggish

By: Jennifer Wong (HAWAII NEWS NOW)

The Puna lava flow advanced almost 100 yards today, but officials say the flow front remains sluggish.

The lava’s leading edge is less than half a mile mauka of Highway 130 across from the Pahoa Police and Fire stations. 58 more words

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