The stars have been a constant companion to oceanic explorers since they left their island homeland in Taiwan 3,000 years ago. Searching for new island homes, they used their location within the tropics to devise a star compass to orientate their canoes while they sailed and an immense vault of stored memory to document orally the direction in which discoveries lay.
For the past 21 years, I have had the high privilege of holding a White House press pass, a magical ticket that gives the bearer a front-row seat to history.
My name is Zahava Zaidoff and I am a former board member and board president of the governing board of Kona Pacific Public Charter School.
In the good old days, life expectancy was shorter than today. A few humans did live to be 100, very few. What was more important was the number of premature deaths from such natural causes as cancer, diarrhea, pneumonia, polio, typhoid fever, cholera, heart attack, small pox, and childhood diseases like mumps, measles, rubella, chicken pox.