fine grain of one’s surroundings. It’s possible, even probable, to live in the future and miss the present. This is, I think, a big part of modern alienation and loneliness. We are asked to objectify home rather than understand and belong to it with.
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In 1778, Captain James Cook wandered Polynesia for England and eventually happened upon Hawai‘i. Quite suddenly, the archipelago figured into the plans of some highly imperial people. From these tiny lands, the “superior civilizations” imagined dominating the Pacific and prying open new markets, especially those big and resistant ones in Asia. First came the missionaries. By 1830, dozens ofWhat is happening?What does this do?