Posts tagged ‘Hawaii’

Hawaii Bookshelf

My students will be familiar with some of these titles, but will also find many new treasures to read. Here is an idiosyncratic starting list of some of my favorites, for those would like “more to read about Hawaii.” I will be adding to it from time to time, and would welcome suggestions for titles to add.

Continue Reading May 15, 2010 at 5:56 pm Leave a comment

Is study abroad in Hawaii really study abroad?

Some educators question whether studying in Hawaii is truly study abroad, while others embrace the opportunity for their students. How did an isolated archipelago in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, thousands of miles away from American soil, come to be part of this country?

Continue Reading October 4, 2009 at 1:28 am Leave a comment

Hawaii’s Gift to the Nation…Barack Obama

Fifty years ago Hawaii became our fiftieth state. And in something of a role reversal, the state has given the nation a very special gift…

Continue Reading April 8, 2009 at 1:49 pm 7 comments

Paris Through the Eyes of Travelers

My career developed out of a dual obsession. Reading made me want to travel, and traveling gave me more to read about. (And, in the way that it often does, all that reading eventually led to my own writing.)…It’s a cliche but it’s true: through the years I’ve learned as much from my students as they have from me. And we’ve all learned wonderful things together from the writers we’ve read…We’ve learned about love. About life. About the power and beauty of words.

Continue Reading March 29, 2009 at 3:19 am 2 comments


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