About

Mike Foley

Mike Foley

ALOHA & Welcome to Mike Foley’s blog. I have been a writer/photographer for more than 45 years. For the last 20 or more of those, I’ve been heavily involved in website content, digital photography, video, and other electronic media. During all those decades, I’ve contributed stories, photos, and digital media to a wide range of hard-copy, online publications, and web sites — most of them originating out of what I consider for the past 50-plus years my hometown of Laie, Oahu.

Though I’m past normal retirement age, I continue to occasionally share some of my past efforts with those who might still be interested. I have basically sorted these samples into three categories:

  • For over 20-plus years, I was editor and chief writer/photographer for our community newspaper, KALEO: Koolauloa News, which also went through a couple of earlier name changes. It started as a hard-print weekly and ultimately ended as an online news outlet only covering the small towns of Laie, Hauula and Kahuku, Oahu, Hawaii, in the middle of the Koolauloa District. At one point, I estimated I wrote more than two millions words of copy for Kaleo, which reached residents and former residents around the world. Unfortunately, I inadvertently let the URL lapse, and it was hijacked for quite a few years by a vile European pornographer! From time to time, I reprint some of the stories previously published in this fine community newspaper.
  • Latter-da Saint publications and institutional websites: As a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and a professional communicator, I have been submitting stories to Latter-day Saint publications and online media now for about 50 years, including many stories for the BYU–Hawaii (online) Newsroom, CCH/BYUH Alumni eNewsletter and BYUH Magazine; the Polynesian Cultural Center newsletter and websites; Hawaii Reserves, Inc. publications and website; broad-range Latter-day Saint-oriented media such as Church News, Mormon Times, Meridian Magazine and others; and special event websites such as the sesquicentennial of the LDS Church in Hawaii (1850-2000], the CCH/BYU-Hawaii 50th anniversary, the Polynesian Cultural Center 50th anniversary, the Laie sesquicentennial (1865-2015), and most recently the Laie Hawaii Temple centennial (1919-2019).
  • My personal blog also includes articles and photos from my travels and observations that didn’t fit into the categories above.

Like many other WordPress bloggers, this site has been deluged with thousands of spam subscribers, so I’ve temporarily cut back on my “subscribe” feature until I can figure out some way to accommodate my friends and serious subscribers. This may also temporarily affect the capability of sharing your own comments on my posts; otherwise, I hope you still enjoy a sampling of my work. Finally, you may contact me at:

Mike Foley

P.O. Box 101 • Laie, Hawaii 96762
mikaele.foley@gmail.com