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Mark Ellman & Barbara Santos - Tuesday, October 26
Michael Krasny - Thursday, October 28
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Practice Aloha MARK ELLMAN & BARBARA SANTOS will discuss
Practice Aloha: Secrets to Living Life Hawaiian Style
Tuesday, October 26 at 7 PM

Learn how to live Hawaiian style at a very special event this Tuesday night. Authors Ellman and Santos will discuss the advantages of "practicing Aloha" - slowing down, taking time to connect with others, and appreciating the world around you.

The concept for Practice Aloha came to Ellman, a well-known Maui chef and restaurateur, on the day Barrack Obama was sworn in as President. While the President’s platform was "Change," his style was steeped in Aloha. “'Practice Aloha' is my business motto,” Ellman says. “My employees even wear Practice Aloha t-shirts. It reminds us to slow down…to appreciate our customers, the food we are serving, and especially each other.”

In the book, the authors share personal stories, recipes, song lyrics, and photos from more than 100 Hawaiians. Celebrities, authors, vacationers, and local folks featured include: Dr. Wayne Dyer; chefs Bev Gannon, D.K. Kodama, Peter Merriman, and Sam Choy; entertainers Willie K, Henry Kapono, Jake Shimabukuro, Mick Fleetwood, Todd Rundgren, and Tom Moffatt; politicians Mufi Hannemann, Neil Abercrombie, and J. Kalani English; artists Andrea Smith and Mapuana Schneider; and travel/food writer Shirley Fong Torres.

Spiritual Envy: An Agnostic's Quest MICHAEL KRASNY will discuss
Spiritual Envy: An Agnostic's Quest
Thursday, October 28 at 7 PM

Meet the award-winning host of NPR's "Forum with Michael Krasny" at this very special and intimate event. A self-declared agnostic, Krasny explores faith's big questions in his new book, Spiritual Envy: An Agnostic's Quest.

As a radio host, college professor, and literary scholar, Krasny has spent decades leading conversations on every topic imaginable. He has discussed life's most important questions with the foremost thinkers in virtually every discipline. And yet, answers to some of the bigger questions elude him, and it is these that Krasny ponders in his book. His quest is informed by the full power of our cultural heritage: artists, scientists, world events, and even films.

“He explores agnosticism the way he explores topics on his daily NPR show, in a thoughtful, informed, and almost conversational tone. The main difference is this isn't just any issue; it's Krasny's own story.” — Booklist

Coming up next month...

  • KATHERINE ELLISON will discuss
    Buzz: A Year of Paying Attention
    Tuesday, November 2 at 7 PM

  • JOEL SELVIN will discuss
    Smart Ass: The Music Journalism of Joel Selvin
    Wednesday , November 3 at 7 PM

  • SIMON WINCHESTER will discuss
    Atlantic: Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic Storms, and a Vast Ocean of a Million Stories
    Friday, November 12 at 7 PM

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