getting there



Sorry I left you on such a sour note for such a long time. Since my latest vent some interesting things have happened: Keola interviewed for a position as a behavioral health specialist (BHS - makes me think of Baldwin High School every time I hear it - Keola's alma mater) on the Big Island, but NOT in Hilo. Actually, kind of far from Hilo. Nobody aspires to be a BHS, but it would be a decent job with decent pay and he could get hours toward licenser. The interview, which was held last Friday, promised a final answer by Tuesday (yesterday) which we did not receive.

Instead, Keola got ANOTHER phone call from Kamehameha Kapalama, who set up an interview with him for TODAY (Wednesday). For those of you who aren't from Hawaii, Kamehameha Schools is a private school and the result of a will left by one of Hawaii's last monarchs - Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop. It is open only to students of Native Hawaiian Ancestry AFTER passing a rigorous test to get in. Many, many Hawaiians want to go to this school - more than the school can accommodate for sure, but besides students wanting to attend there, I don't know anyone in education who wouldn't want to WORK there, especially with all the turmoil going on in the state over education. Working in the private sector definitely seems the way to go. If he gets this position, we'll high-tail it to Oʻahu. THAT would be a thrill.

So there's hope. No matter what, Keola has a job. The question is, how good of a job will it be?