Monthly Archives: September 2011

Pacific Island rugby is more than a game

I knew nothing about Samoa, my people, my culture or my language. I most certainly knew nothing about rugby. The move to Samoa as a teen provided me with a required crash course in all five subjects. Before the move … Continue reading

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Do you have a library voice?

I’m a book worm. When I was a kid being a book worm was not cool and I’m pretty sure that being a book worm today in grade school is still not the hip thing to be. But I love … Continue reading

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Who’s steering this ship?

I am a descendant of the great navigators of the Pacific. My people conquered the ocean, journeying across thousands of miles of open water to inhabit and populate the remote islands of Polynesia. They did this for centuries before the … Continue reading

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