Darvin Kaleolani Kaneaiakala Jr. pounds pa’i ‘ai with one of Malcolm Wong’s glass poi pounders. It’s a big, heavy one (7 lbs) for a strong kanaka maoli!
And almost winter…
2016 was a monster of a year. Muhammad Ali, David Bowie, Fidel Castro, John Glenn, Harper Lee, Arnold Palmer, Prince, Gene Wilder, Nancy Reagan, Natalie Cole, Alan Rickman, Paul Kantner & Signe Anderson, George Martin, Keith Emerson, Garry Shandling, Glenn Frey… So many. So many more…
Drink a toast to these departed.
And as for new beginnings? Well, we have 2017 and the Trump Era to look forward to.
Aniani ku’i ‘ai.
See the vein on the left side of my forehead. I had one bulging on the other side, as well. It was so hot that day blowing glass, my body couldn’t shed the heat fast enough. I haven’t been so exhausted from blowing glass in several years.