Posted by: kuhiovogeler | November 9, 2009

Fishing across the Universe

People from Hawai‘i know that if someone intends to go fishing, the person says, “We goin’ holoholo.” This saying means “We are going out and about,” not “We’re going fishing.” The idea is that you don’t mention fishing because the fish are going to hear. Somehow, the universe will negatively impact the fishing endeavor because the intent of going fishing has been spoken, reverberating through the through the atmosphere and the ether, communicating to the prospective catch that it should stay way.

Having just finished my dissertation, I am in the process of finding a publisher. Since the topic is the prolonged occupations of Baltic States and Hawai‘i, I’m looking for a publisher outside of Hawai‘i, preferably through Chicago, Oxford or Yale. I also believe that this dissertation will be of interest to Hawaiians and others who live in the United States and around the world. I’ve sent out some letters and have received a few responses. But rarely does the person making the final decision see the prospectus and sample chapters.

That’s when I got to thinking about the fishing protocol. When you don’t want the fish to hear, you say “holoholo” not “fishing.” But what if you want the fish to hear? What if you want the word to permeate the ether and the electronic airwaves so that those who need to receive this message do so because the universe listened and communicated to the intended recipient? If there is no other way to contact that person, then sending the message to the universe would be the most sensible tactic for getting a response.

So, as my first blog, I’m posting the names of those I hope to reach, with the hope that the universe and the help of others who read this blog, will ensure that the intended publisher listens. Since there are only six degrees of separation in this world, it could work.

If anyone reads the material posted here and would like to help get this dissertation published by either Oxford, Chicago or Yale university presses, contact two people who you believe might be able to extend the message. And those two people could contact two others, and so on, and so forth. Eventually, with help from the universe, the people who need to hear will listen. Specifically, these are the people I hope will receive this message from the universe:

David McBride, Oxford University Press, 198 Madison Avenue, New York NY 10016-4341, U.S.A.

John Tryneski, Editorial Director, Social Sciences and Paperback Publishing, Editorial Department, The University of Chicago Press, 1427 East 60th Street, Chicago, IL 60637, U.S.A.

Wiliam Frucht, Executive Editor, Political Science, International Relations, Yale University Press, PO Box 209040, New Haven, CT 06520-9040, U.S.A.

I believe that somehow this will work, this fishing across the universe.

Mahalo for Your Kokua,




  1. Kuhio, I learned of you from Kai in NY who I visited a week ago en route back to Maine where I now live (family property) after 36 years on the aina (Oahu). I have been involved with Hawai’i sovereignty since around 1978, and while here in Maine (since 2001, but back 3 times since) have written a manuscript (also yet unpublished) which I have titled LIBERATE HAWAI’I: Debunking the On-Going Fraudulant US Claim. Among the people who have read it and offered valuable corrections arre the very two who are the subject of this post–Keanu and Poka! So I was delighted to see the points of agreement are the main focus, as it should be! One of my chapters explores the history of Lithuania in its long but successful striving for liberation from the other major superpower, whose fate is likely to be similar to the superpower occupying Hawai’i. I hope you will respond to me via

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