Bambo

Bambo won you over with his eyes, so full of life and so magnetic that they always mesmerized everyone around him. And then he’d charm you with words in one of many languages he knew: Greek, Italian, French, German, and some Swedish and Turkish. He was a kind man; though he was strict, it was…

Malulani

The name Malulani is close to my heart. Touched with the allure of the exotic, good omens (in the Hawaiian language, it means “protected by heaven”). Malulani was the name of the boat — or, more accurately, the home — where my mother and Bambo, my stepfather, lived in the summertime. They had a cruise…