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Teacher inspired a career in writing

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    Fred Trupiano, a former Liholiho Elementary School teacher, was a mentor to columnist Michael Tsai in a sixth-grade writing enrichment program. Thirty-eight years later the two met again.

Late in the evening of my 50th birthday last month, lying in the dark with my 1-year-old son sleeping soundly on my chest, I opened the email app on my phone to discover a most unexpected artifact of my youth. Read more

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