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“Almost Pau”: Hawaii Optimism

In Hawaii, “Almost Pau” is a life strategy, a philosophy that is abidingly optimistic. “Pau” means finished, by the way, in Hawaii. Done. Over. In the past. “Almost pau” is a zen-like acceptance of the fleeting nature of minor inconveniences. “Pau hana” means work is done, literally, but it also embodies the time of day […]

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