DIALOGUE By Karleen C. Chinen
Each year, one of our goals in publishing this Hawai‘i Island edition has been to bring you stories from all over the BIG Island. Hawai‘i Island really is a big island and the Herald has been so, so fortunate to have a team of writers who have been willing to share stories of their island home with you, in spite of their hectic schedules.
Most of our writer-friends happen to live on the east side of the island, however, which made sharing stories from West Hawai‘i especially challenging when you don’t have a travel budget. I’ve tried to be creative — sometimes tapping an O‘ahu-based writer to do a Hawai‘i Island story from O‘ahu.