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Tau’olunga faka’ofo’ofa

I recorded this clip 5 years ago today:

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A Poem for Sunday: Sky-bursters

I wrote this poem while sitting through a church service in Tonga, at the Siasi Uesiliana Tauataina (Free Wesleyan Church) in Fakakai, Ha’apai. “Sky-burster” is the literal translation of a word in Tongan (palangi) meaning foreigner – so named because, according … Continue reading

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Celebrating in Tonga

I lived on an outer island in the Kingdon of Tonga for two years while in the Peace Corps.  Here is a clip I took of the villagers celebrating the opening of a newly built school house.  The Tongan women … Continue reading

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