(Almost) No Man is an Island

“For thousands of years, Lanai was ruled by the god of nightmares. No humans lived there until, according to Hawaiian legend, a teenage chief from Maui was banished to the island for bad behavior. The chief killed the nightmare god and routed his army of spirits. Then he lit a fire. People on Maui, eight miles to the east, saw the fire. It was a signal — an all-clear. They got in their canoes and came over.” And then a few years later, Larry showed up. From the NYT Magazine: Larry Ellison bought an island in Hawaii. Now what? (My first guess would be the apocalypse.)

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