I appreciate all the kind words related to the historical summaries I have prepared over the past 8 ½ years.
Two weeks and counting, then pau … I assure you that I will miss them more than you.
The passion/obsession of preparing them has been fulfilling.
Throughout this process, I have learned a lot (boy, that’s an understatement).
Anyway, some may not know that I am actually still actively working and have been throughout this process.
I recognized a while back that I was approaching some critical times related to my real work and it was clear to me that I need to focus on the projects I am working on.
I have several significant projects that I am helping folks with on Lāna‘i that are coming to a head during the summer and latter part of the year.
Likewise, I am tasked with preparing the permitting and environmental assessment for the first decommissioning of an observatory off of Mauna Kea. That, too, is coming to a head during the summer and latter part of this year.
Related to Mauna Kea, I am also on the team preparing the update to the existing Master Plan for Mauna Kea, as well as the Comprehensive Management Plan update and other matters on Mauna Kea.
I also have some odds and ends on different parts of other Islands that I am dealing with.
With all of that, I need to focus on these things and cannot get distracted by a daily historical summary about Hawaii’s past.
To help you fill in the gap, I am hopeful to get an interactive map (like Google Earth) up on the www.ImagesOfOldHawaii.com website that will distract many of you, as you search the icons at the place on the earth where each of the stories happened.
Each icon is a story. When you hover over an icon you get the title; click on it and you get the 2 paragraph summary that has been in Facebook and elsewhere; click the ‘Click for More’ and you get the full post.
The image shows only some of the stories and their location (there are a whole bunch across the globe, far east, the continent, etc.) (Each icon represents a story, at the place it happened.)
So, anyway … two weeks and counting.
Thanks, again, for your support and kind words.
Alyssa Mehnert says
Really enjoyed your daily stories. I am working on a new Hawaiian monarchy book. Could I please contact you and use you for references?
Keoahu Warrington says
Thank you for the years I’ve so enjoyed learning from you. But thank you more for the Projects you are working on now…vital for the Lahui! God bless you.
Kathy Fitts says
We have SO enjoyed and appreciated the blog you’ve so faithfully shared. It is certainly a treasure!! Is there any way these can be made into an eBook as well? I understand you’re trying to free up your time, not add to it, but it is such an amazing source of history and information, I’d love to have it as a reference that I can turn to and share with others.
God bless you on the huge tasks ahead of you. Knowing that you are working on these Mauna Kea projects is so reassuring to me, in that you have such a respect for the broad scope of history with how the Hawaiian and western cultures have struggled and worked through common goals and desires while having such different starting points. That your family was part of the foundation of that coming together is simply amazing, and now you’re standing on their shoulders – “a great cloud of witnesses”. Your wisdom and insight, along with your learned skills are paving the way for the good things in the future.
With admiration, respect and gratitude,
Debbie Child-Lawrence says
Thank you Peter for all your interesting and educational posts!
Sorry that you won’t have time for any more, however, enjoy your other endeavors.
Hi to Nelia!
Nancy Mahi says
Mahalo, Peter, for all the time and love you have put into your stories for these past years. I look forward to them every day and have learned so much.
I hope you enjoy your new projects as much as I have enjoyed this one.
With much aloha and gratitude,
Jack Gillmar says
You have given us a treat, with more to come on your map. Thank you.
You have important State projects ahead of you, we are fortunate to have you working on these new projects.
Carol Abe says
I only discovered your site today! It came up when I searched for images of the 1951 Coconut Grove flood, and in the process learned that the area was named Keahu(o)puaa Nui. That led to trying find more references to that name and found there appears to be legends–will need to follow that further. Mahalo nui for all your research and sharing of that knowledge! Much appreciated and all best on your “real work” projects
Kalia Keakuahanae-Yap Kaawa says
I talk about you to all my peers but I am the only one who knows of you and this source of knowledge, I am a little younger. I am an engineering student at Manoa, but I work in natural resource and cultural conservation during the summers. I enjoy and appreciate your posts as I learn so much from them and I truly believe we must learn from our own and others mistakes, as well as recognize history to move forward in the right and pono way. Being from Kapahulu, I have experienced the infrastructure blunder that is Honolulu and I pursue engineering and conservation to hopefully help our islands in the future avoid the same fate. I have worked on the slopes of Mauna Kea at Kaʻohe and Puʻu Mali to give myself a chance to see the land and understand it. I have worked with the city regarding our freshwater systems and even as a farmhand at a loʻi currently. You help inspire me and you are someone I have always wanted to meet and I see you as a suiting leader in these islands and a role model for myself. Because of you I have learned about Piʻilani Heiau and I hope to visit the site and maybe do my senior project regarding it. I will cut it here and say thank you, mahalo nō for keeping my eyes open, my mind busy, and my naʻau full. Good luck with your future endeavors! PETER KNOWS.
Dottie Sterbenz says
You will be missed.i have enjoined your articles. I am still researching my heritage