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I want to go home.


Jane, what a feeling.

Mary, take my pain away.

I want to go home.

– Jon Riki Karamatsu, Haiku Poem #155, 8/31/2018 –

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I will find you – love


Either here or there.

Maybe after we are dead.

I will find you – love.

– Jon Riki Karamatsu, Haiku Poem #154, 8/31/2018 –

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My Dear, I’m Still Here


My dear, I’m still here.

Breathe. Feel the air. See the clouds.

Sun rays hugging you.

– Jon Riki Karamatsu, Haiku Poem #153, 8/31/2018 –

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Yes, I’m Almost Back.


Almost back to life.

A grin. Even a few laughs.

Yes, I’m almost back.

– Jon Riki Karamatsu, Haiku Poem #152, 8/30/2018 –

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A Place We Found Love


Stumbling in the snow.

I follow the sounds of joy.

A place we found love.

– Jon Riki Karamatsu, Haiku Poem #151, 8/30/2018 –

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Shouldn’t Life Be Fun?


We were once children.

If it’s not a game, why play?

Shouldn’t life be fun?

– Jon Riki Karamatsu, Haiku Poem #150, 8/30/2018 –

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Glen Grant, Ghosts, and Supernatural Powers


I’m re-reading all of my ghost books written by Glen Grant. I wish he was still alive. I miss his presence. Grant had an amazing life as a professor of American studies, history, and political science at the Univeristy of Hawaii at Manoa and Hawaii Tokai International College where he was a Vice Chancellor; author of I believe 14 books (nonfiction and fiction); radio show host; entrepreneur with his coffee shop and ghost tours; and board member of the Moiliili Community Center. I would’ve liked to have known him. He passed away from cancer on June 19, 2003 at the age of 56.

I’ve witnessed many unexplainable events and people with supernatural gifts. I also have friends, colleagues, and acquaintances who have shared with me their haunting experiences. Healers, masters, and spiritual leaders have come into my life along my journey. Some spiritual events were innocent, while others were very dark. Apparently, people who were angry and mean when they were alive continue to be the same when they’re dead. In contrast, those who lived with compassion and empathy, transitioned over with these qualities. Since leaving politics in 2015, I’ve had less unusual experiences, and I’ve only befriended a few more people with supernatural powers. Maybe it’s best this way. However, my curiosity for the unknown has picked up again as I read Glen Grant’s books. I can’t help but keep in mind what Grant’s dead father said to him in his dream, “There are things on this side that you must never know.”

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