Sample: One of 60 readable tales in Voices of Aloha on Magical Maui

A Day in Life of Kea Aloha

AS THE ONLY NATIVE HAWAIIAN in our family, born in 200
Hilo, Hawaii, weaned in Honolulu on Sand Island, arriving on Maui via Hawaiian Air just three months after birth, Kea Aloha loves living in the greatest place on earth. e white u y guy is very frequently petted by visitors who miss their animals and love this dog.
The vet has said he has a very strong heart. at’s because his masters walk him down and then up Keka‘a Drive hill every morning to visit the resorts and sit on a soon-to-be rented beach cabana chair to watch Trilogy snorkel day-trippers depart each morning.
Kea spends more time at the beach than many residents who mostly seem to go to and fro to the store or other places unconnected to the joys of paradise. Kea takes up his story in his own words.
“My rst stop in the morning is the KBH valet stand where I say hello to my friends Patti, Bobbie, Clayton, and Ron (who insists I need training). ere he is known as ‘Mr. White,’ for his namesake Mike White, general manager of the hotel.
“To let others dogs know I have been around, I raise my hind leg on my favorite signs, one saying, ‘Stop’ and another, ‘No Parking. Your Car Will Be Towed by Ali‘i Towing.’ e ocean used to scare me to death, even the sound of it before I could see it. Now it merely frightens me.
“I go to a lot of places, particularly liking the Sunday Drive to Ulupalakua Ranch where I once heard a famous singer appear at the winery. I had to stand outside the white picket fence though. I have even marched in a Whale Day parade.
“My friend Tommy thinks I am a conservative, but as usual 100 percent of the time, he is wrong. I don’t like Fox either since I do not like animal channels that put out false ‘information.’
“My favorite hangout place is Paia Fish Market where I sit un- der a picnic table and watch the masters eat ono sandwiches, which they claim are the best on the island. Must they always eat three times a day?
“I have been on vacation to Chicago but the last trip was har- rowing. American Airlines was ne without a reservation. But on a second trip on United ying out of Honolulu, a clerk asked for my reservation and I had none. We missed our ight and my owner had to take me in a cab to outside the airport and a freight building, waiting six hours for another ight.
“In the evening, I sometimes go for a run with my friend Park- er, a tiny dog who recently broke her leg jumping o a sofa and had to have a metal plate put in. No more incessant ball chasing for her.
“I also sometimes blitz at home around the kitchen counter, the dining table, and sofa when my two-legged friend decides to chase me. I could be a great NFL halfback because of my quick moves since the friend never catches me. A football is too big for me to carry, how- ever.
“I have become famous, though. I am pictured on the La- haina Library Facelift Timeline blog because I served as a volunteer for the Rotary Club of Lahaina modernization project.
And I have been praised in a book for not eating the author’s manuscript for breakfast.”

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Your best book on Maui visitor experience

Tired of mysteries? Tired of fiction? If you love Maui, an entertaining alternative for the plane or beach before you come is Voices of Aloha on Magical Maui available for purchase here.

Short fascinating stories showcase musicians and artists, hula dancers and how they learn intricate hula.  How have Hawaiians struggled to keep their identity?

How did  Polynesians, missionaries and sugar barons shape Maui? How has the visitor experience evolved decade after decade?  What do Hawaiians think about the loss of their kingdom and the more recent Hawaiian renaissance? Who are the colorful characters and so many others who have wonderful stories to tell?  How do these remarkable people shape the visitor experience? SCROLL DOWN FOR MORE.

Voices of Aloha on Magical Maui

Magical Maui. Assure Skies. Mountain Views.  Ocean. Beaches.  Sensational sunsets. Activities. Yet Maui is more.

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My book which you can purchase here, Voices of Aloha on Magical Maui from  award-winning writer Norm Bezane ,  tells the life stories of remarkable people of aloha past and present.

Here you will read of the passion for this place, , the true meaning of aloha and the lives of some 60 truly fascinating people from the best of 200 of my popular columns in Lahaina News.

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Your best introduction to Maui.

Magical Maui. Ocean..Beaches. Azure Sky. Sunsets. Activities. Yet Maui is more. My book which you can purchase here, Voices of Aloha on Magical Maui from an award-winning writer Norm Bezane  tells the life stories of remarkable people of aloha past and present. Here you will read of the passion, the true meaning of aloha and the lives of some 60 truly fascinating people from the best of 200 of my columns in Lahaina News.

How do these dancers learn the intricacies of hula. A short essay in Voices of Aloha on Magical Maui tells the story.

The book for new visitors or returnies (click on images)

Beaches and sunsets right? Maui is much more.

Get to know about remarkable people and the visitor experience and get insights into our rich amazing Hawaiiian culture. View some of the remarkable people pictured below, among 60 profiled in the book.


Get the book to read about Maui’s Morning Goddess

Who is she?  How did she get her name?  Just one of 60 stories of remarkable people you should know about to fully to enjoy Maui–as told  in Voices of Aloha on Magical Maui

In the book, meet the gadfly barkeep who poured liquor down the drain

Find out why in Voices of Aloha on Magical Maui

Read about the Grammy winner who is a renaissance man

This slack key performer, singer, farmer, teacher, artist once had his son play on stage for six months with no strings in his ukeleleSee George  on stage at Napili Kai resort every Wednesday evening. Read about his funny anecdotes in Voices of Aloha on Magical Maui

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