I started writing what would become this book on the way home to Honolulu following my father’s sudden passing in 2004. It was a tumultuous time for me both professionally and personally. My time on the bench was coming to an end and little did I realize how much my family’s history and my father’s passing would lay a path for the incredible journey of discovery unfolding before me in this special place I call home. Life on the bench was filled with challenge, insights, humor and pathos. But most of all, there is hope and there is justice.