Yengyong i Pilos
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Yengyong i Pilos

I’m (very slowly) making my way through the Dune prequels written by Frank Herbert’s son and a well-known science fiction novelizer, from the famous author’s notes. The novels do not share the epic sonorousness of Herbert’s language in Dune, but they do cover interesting topics.  The human race is struggling to survive against an empire of robots, yet, … Continue reading

famalaoan / Ineyak

Editing Pacific Asia Inquiry

I edited the 2015 issue of our college journal, Pacific Asia Inquiry.  I had completed a stint as guest-editor for a special edition of Interdisciplinary Literary Studies on the contemporary Jacobean a year or so previously (very different experience). At our dean’s suggestion, this issue focused on women, children, gender, and the family in our region, the Pacific, and … Continue reading

Herreron Chamoru
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Herreron Chamoru

My grandfather, Tun Jack Lujan, passed away a little more than a year ago at the age of 94. He was recognized for decades in the Pacific (and elsewhere) as a Master of Chamorro culture through his work in perpetuating aspects of traditional Chamorro blacksmithing. He received numerous local and regional awards, lao i mas … Continue reading

famalaoan / Ineyak

Criminal Sexual Conduct

Michael Ehlert, associate professor of psychology at the University of Guam, was indicted yesterday by a Superior Court of Guam grand jury. Ehlert was indicted on two counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct as a second-degree felony, five counts of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct as a misdemeanor, and three counts of official misconduct as a misdemeanor. … Continue reading