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Throwback Thursday: Ian at Friends Meetinghouse in Manoa c.1975-1976

July 24th, 2014 · 4 Comments

It was the mid-1970s, a decade that began with the Vietnam War and ended with the Cold War and the continued threats created by the nuclear stalemate between the U.S. and U.S.S.R. During most of the 1970s, I was on the staff of the Quaker-based American Friends Service Committee, a national nonprofit organization that is […]

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Throwback Thursday: Portrait of the photographer, Spring 1970

July 17th, 2014 · 3 Comments

Spring 1970. I was incredibly lucky to land a student worker job as staff photographer for the public affairs office of the East-West Center. I took this self-portrait in the darkroom, which was my workplace in the basement of Jefferson Hall, which is now known as the Hawaii Imin International Conference Center. It was great […]

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Disneyland & Knott’s Berry Farm, early 1957

July 12th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Disneyland in early 1957 was just a whisper of its future self. I found a small stack of black & white snapshots among my parents’ possessions. The prints, when processed, were stamped “March 1957.” I’m not sure whose trip this was to Southern California. My dad grew up in Long Beach, and his mother, a […]

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Throwback Thursday: August 1968 in Waikiki

July 10th, 2014 · No Comments

Here I am–Ian Lind at age 21. I found this among a batch of photos I scanned several years ago. It was one of a series of pictures I took in and around Kapiolani Park in August 1968. I had spent the 1967-1968 school year at the University of Hawaii, but was returning shortly to […]

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This week at Civil Beat: Hawaiian hearings could signal a political train wreck

July 9th, 2014 · 13 Comments

As I wrote to my editor at Civil Beat when turning in my weekly column yesterday afternoon, I know that I’m “stepping in it again.” “It,” in this case, is the whole Hawaiian sovereignty debate that always manages to stir up lots of emotion. And my column, which appeared this morning at CB, gets right […]

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