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Ron Mizutani
Currents // A Teacher’s Arctic Summer Blast
It is often one of the first questions and assignments given to students when they return to school each fall: “What did you do on...

Ron Mizutani
Currents // Carissa’s Excellent Summer Rolls On
Please Don’t Pinch Carissa Moore. She’s living a dream right now and would like nothing more than to continue this endless summer of success and...

Ron Mizutani
Currents // From Cover Boy To ‘MW’ Columnist
Dear MidWeek ohana: In June of 1997, I received an unexpected phone call from editor Don Chapman. It was a call I’ll never forget. “Ron,...

Ron Mizutani
Currents // Rowing For Feathered Friends
Have you ever been so passionate about a cause that you were willing to lay everythingon the line? And I mean everything: your time, your...

Ron Mizutani
Currents // ‘Moore’ Surfing Talent On The Way
A message to the rest of the surfing world: There’s a lot “Moore” talent coming out of Hawaii these days, and the future is looking...

Ron Mizutani
Currents // Allowing Nui To Go To A Better Place
I hate you, cancer. Like a cowardly burglar, you sheepishly enter homes in the middle of the night and destroy lives. It’s as if you...

Ron Mizutani
Currents // Aboard Hokule‘a With Pwo Thompson
Pwo (master) navigator Nainoa Thompson took great care when he and other leaders of Polynesian Voyaging Society assembled the crew that would sail Hokule’a to...

Ron Mizutani
Currents // Opihi: The Delicacy Of Death
It is a classic example of supply and demand — and in this case, the demand is often higher than the supply. “You get opihi?”...

Ron Mizutani
Currents // We’ll Remember Always, Graduation Day
There’s a time for joy A time for tears A time we’ll treasure through the years We’ll remember always Graduation day The Four Freshmen sang...

Ron Mizutani
Currents // Grassroots Effort By Friends Of Kewalo
Grassroots efforts: It’s a simple concept, but one that can be very powerful and effective. When executed properly, it can make any corporation, business entity...

Ron Mizutani
Currents // Learning To Dive Responsibly
I watch with much satisfaction as he meticulously prepares for his dive. He carefully looks over his equipment, making sure everything is sound and safe....

Ron Mizutani
Currents // Born To Sail On Hokule’a
He moves with confidence as the surging Pacific Ocean rolls beneath Hikianalia. His strong legs are more than seaworthy. It is clear he’s at home...

Ron Mizutani
Currents // A Busy Month For Canoe Paddlers
Hawaii’s canoe paddlers will be extremely busy in the months of May and June, with several major events happening over the next four weeks. It...

Ron Mizutani
Currents // Paddling To Save A Way Of Life
About a quarter mile off Keehi Small Boat Harbor sits a tiny, 10-acre triangular island that is rich in history and cultural significance. Mokauea Island...

Ron Mizutani
Currents // Teaching Others How To Stay Alive
When it comes to the ocean, you name it and Sam Pa’e Jr. has done it – and he’s done it well. Pa’e is a...

Ron Mizutani
Currents // Hawaii’s Surfing Congresswoman
Somewhere in between House Armed Services Committee meetings on Capitol Hill and talk-story sessions in Kona, U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard makes time for something most...

Ron Mizutani
Currents // Honoring Two Legends Of The Sea
The preparation is nearly complete and soon Hokule’a will leave Hawaii for her worldwide voyage. On May 17, the double-hulled Polynesian voyaging canoe will leave...

Ron Mizutani
Currents // The Surfboard Graveyard Swap Meet
Old surfboards never die, they simply find new life in deserving new hands. That is the idea behind the “Surfboard Graveyard Swap Meet,” one of...

Ron Mizutani
Currents // A New ‘Voice Of The Sea’ On TV
Kanesa Duncan Seraphin has been a strong voice of the sea for much of her adult life. The world paddleboard champion has spent thousands of...

Ron Mizutani
Currents // The ‘Life Without Limbs’ Anti-bullying Campaign
Nicholas James “Nick” Vujicic had every reason to ask why. “I never wanted to be a burden on my parents because they loved me so...

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