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  • September 12, 2014

    Think About It - The Gift of Life

    Think About It - The Gift of Life

    Having a baby is one of the most exciting, intimate, and amazing experiences a human being can have.  But did you know that there's a way for you to help make it even more fulfilling? The Hawaii Cord BloodMore >>
    Having a baby is one of the most exciting, intimate, and amazing experiences a human being can have...More >>
  • September 8, 2014

    Think About It: Rental Reboot

    Think About It: Rental Reboot

    Whoops. The Hawaii Tourism Authority just completed a study which shows that there may be as many as 26,500 houses and condos being used for vacationers or short term rental. While the final figures areMore >>
    Whoops. The Hawaii Tourism Authority just completed a study which shows that there may be as many as 26,500 houses and condos being used for vacationers or short term rental.More >>
  • September 4, 2014

    Think About It - Mobile Mayhem

    Think About It - Mobile Mayhem

    Yeh, I'm old-fashioned. I still carry cash instead of debiting all over the place. I don't tweet my lunch plans. I don't respond to phone texts within 90-seconds like most people. That's right, CTIA.orgMore >>
    Yeh, I'm old-fashioned. I still carry cash instead of debiting all over the place...More >>
  • September 1, 2014

    Think About It: Lava Lessons

    Think About It: Lava Lessons

    Are you kidding me? After devastating winds from a tropical storm wreaked havoc, now the good folks of Puna are facing possible lava flow issues. Is this some sort of biblical warning for the residentsMore >>
    Are you kidding me?More >>
  • August 28, 2014

    Think About It - Food Enhancement

    Think About It - Food Enhancement

    Staggering; stunning. Those are just two words to describe my sense of sadness after reading in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser last week that 20% of Hawaii residents are in need of food help from the HawaiiMore >>
    Staggering; stunning. Those are just two words to describe my sense of sadness after reading in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser last week that 20% of Hawaii residents are in need of food help from the Hawaii Food Bank and related service providers.More >>
  • August 25, 2014

    Think About It: Wheeze of Progress

    Think About It: Wheeze of Progress

    Financial woes for under-funded University of Hawaii athletics…. concerns about finding more than a billion dollars of funding for much-needed infrastructure repairs at UH-Manoa… problems with the electionMore >>
    Financial woes for under-funded University of Hawaii athletics…More >>
  • August 21, 2014

    Think About It: Wind Woes And Wise Ways

    Think About It: Wind Woes And Wise Ways

    It's tough enough making a go of it in the agricultural world these days without more havoc being wreaked by Mother Nature. The Big Island has seen its share of drought and unwanted insects over the years,More >>
    It's tough enough making a go of it in the agricultural world these days without more havoc being wreaked by Mother Nature.More >>
  • August 18, 2014

    Think About It - Primary Colors

    Think About It - Primary Colors

    So now that the primary election is finally over, what have we learned? Well, first of all, many pundits saw the very foundations of Hawaii's Democratic Party political norm rocked as an incumbent governorMore >>
    So now that the primary election is finally over, what have we learned?More >>
  • August 14, 2014

    Think About It: Spending & Necessities

    Think About It: Spending & Necessities

    This one probably won't shock you, but people living in Hawaii don't spend a lot of money compared to mainland states, on so-called non-necessities. That fact was pointed out in data released by the CommerceMore >>
    This one probably won't shock you, but people living in Hawaii don't spend a lot of money compared to mainland states, on so-called non-necessities.More >>
  • August 11, 2014

    Think About It: Weather Or Not

    Think About It: Weather Or Not

    So how prepared were you this past week? How much forethought did you give to the wild weather that was presumed to be coming our way? Did you think beyond a day or two after the onset of wind and rain?More >>
    So how prepared were you this past week?More >>
  • August 4, 2014

    Think About It: Kids Count… Kinda

    Think About It: Kids Count… Kinda

    According to the Annie B. Casey Foundation's 2014 State Trends in Child Well-Being, Hawaii ranks right in the middle, at #25, in overall well-being of our keiki. This calculation was derived from lookingMore >>
    According to the Annie B. Casey Foundation's 2014 State Trends in Child Well-Being, Hawaii ranks right in the middle, at #25, in overall well-being of our keiki.More >>
  • July 31, 2014

    Think About It: Waste Water Wing Nuts

    Think About It: Waste Water Wing Nuts

    Some wing nut stuffed debris into a sewer last week on Ahe Street in Palolo, causing more than 100,000 gallons of raw sewage to run through the streams and into the ocean area around Ala Moana Park. ThisMore >>
    Some wing nut stuffed debris into a sewer last week on Ahe Street in Palolo, causing more than 100,000 gallons of raw sewage to run through the streams and into the ocean area around Ala Moana Park...More >>
  • July 28, 2014

    Think About It: Waikiki War Not- atorium

    Think About It: Waikiki War Not- atorium

    The movie "Groundhog Day" comes to mind now whenever I hear about the plight of the Waikiki War Memorial Natatorium. We keep reliving the same things over and over as nothing moves forward on what to doMore >>
    The movie "Groundhog Day" comes to mind now whenever I hear about the plight of the Waikiki War Memorial Natatorium...More >>
  • July, 24, 2014

    Think About It: Sinkholes Among Us

    Think About It: Sinkholes Among Us

    A few random sinkhole thoughts heading into the weekend… Sometimes it's hard to differentiate among candidates when you have an intra-party contest, much like we have on the Democratic side in the racesMore >>
    A few random sinkhole thoughts heading into the weekend…

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  • July 21, 2014

    Think About It: HT- Hey!

    Think About It: HT- Hey!

    Data is good, as long as it's good data. The recent $100-million mistake made by the Hawaii Tourism Authority by underestimating key visitor data is not a good sign for a number of reasons. #1- too manyMore >>
    Data is good, as long as it's good data.More >>
  • July 17, 2014

    Think About It: Stadium Roulette

    Think About It: Stadium Roulette

    A new stadium! Oh boy! First we had the recommendations of a scaled-down 30- to 35,000 seat facility from an Aloha Stadium Authority consultant, and then we had a 30,585 seat suggestion from the UniversityMore >>
    A new stadium! Oh boy!More >>
  • July 14, 2014

    Think About It: Full Disclosure Dysfunction

    Think About It: Full Disclosure Dysfunction

    Transparency and accountability concerns won out over logic last week when a new law went into effect that requires persons serving on more than a dozen state boards to fully disclose the financial interestsMore >>
    Transparency and accountability concerns won out over logic last week when a new law went into effect that requires persons serving on more than a dozen state boards to fully disclose the financial interests of their entire family.More >>
  • July 10, 2014

    Think About It: Infrastructure Rupture

    Think About It: Infrastructure Rupture

    A broken water main disrupted traffic last week on Dillingham Boulevard. Not too many weeks go by where we don't hear about yet another broken line on Kapiolani, Ala Moana, in Kailua, or elsewhere. TheMore >>
    A broken water main disrupted traffic last week on Dillingham Boulevard...More >>
  • July 7, 2014

    Think About It: GOOOOOOOOAL!

    Think About It: GOOOOOOOOAL!

    Soccer has taken center stage over the past month as many of us have watched the riveting World Cup action from Brazil. The passion and performances have made for wonderful reality TV, and people in Hawaii,More >>
    Soccer has taken center stage over the past month as many of us have watched the riveting World Cup action from Brazil.More >>
  • July 3, 2014

    Think About It: Military Might... Might Not

    Think About It: Military Might... Might Not

    There was a lot of military news here last week. First there was the warning from the Navy that Pearl Harbor area residents might experience garage door opener issue due to training exercise that beganMore >>
    There was a lot of military news here last week...More >>
  • June 30, 2014

    Think About It: Going Ape

    Think About It: Going Ape

    A chimpanzee escaped from his enclosure at the Honolulu Zoo last week, perhaps hoping he could get to an early premiere of "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes".  Upon managing his exit with the theme musicMore >>
    A chimpanzee escaped from his enclosure at the Honolulu Zoo last week, perhaps hoping he could get to an early premiere of "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes"...More >>
  • June 26, 2014

    Think About It: Hokule’a’s Hopes

    Think About It: Hokule’a’s Hopes

    While the exploits of Michelle Wie, Jack Johnson, and Bruno Mars have given Hawaii a bit of worldwide exposure for years, the real stars representing Hawaii today are folks who actually use the stars toMore >>
    While the exploits of Michelle Wie, Jack Johnson, and Bruno Mars have given Hawaii a bit of worldwide exposure for years, the real stars representing Hawaii today are folks who actually use the stars to make a statement...More >>
  • June 23, 2014

    Think About It: Politics as Usual, Sadly

    Think About It: Politics as Usual, Sadly

    As you heard new details about the negative public relations campaign related to allegations involving former Governor Cayetano in his bid for mayor in 2012, you might have had a mix of emotions. Surprise,More >>
    As you heard new details about the negative public relations campaign related to allegations involving former Governor Cayetano in his bid for mayor in 2012, you might have had a mix of emotions...More >>
  • June 19, 2014

    Think About It: Voter & Candidate Awareness

    Think About It: Voter & Candidate Awareness

    A little over seven weeks remain in the 2014 primary season- do you know where your vote is? As we don't have a very vibrant two-party system in this state, the primary election, in many cases, becomesMore >>
    A little over seven weeks remain in the 2014 primary season- do you know where your vote is?More >>
  • June 16, 2014

    Think About It: Lack Of Humanity

    Think About It: Lack Of Humanity

    Athletes at UH have recently been unable to pay rent on time or buy vital food items to help them in their conditioning quest because the system broke down, paperwork didn't get handled, and checks didn'tMore >>
    Athletes at UH have recently been unable to pay rent on time or buy vital food items to help them in their conditioning quest because the system broke down, paperwork didn't get handled, and checks didn't get mailed out for a week or so...More >>
  • June 12, 2014

    Think About It: Sign Off

    Think About It: Sign Off

    It's that time again, that time of year when distracted driving can get the better of you. No, I'm not talking about the incessant usage of cell phones for gabbing or texting, and no, I'm not talking aboutMore >>
    It's that time again, that time of year when distracted driving can get the better of you.More >>
  • June 9, 2014

    Think About It: The Lassner Era Begins

    Think About It: The Lassner Era Begins

    Motivational speaker Denis Waitley said "You must welcome change as the rule but not as your ruler." Inspirational speaker Karen Kaiser Clark noted that "Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely".More >>
    Motivational speaker Denis Waitley said "You must welcome change as the rule but not as your ruler."More >>
  • June 5, 2014

    Think About It: Sky High Ideas

    Think About It: Sky High Ideas

    The movie trilogy, "Lord of the Rings" had its 2002 episode called "The Two Towers". Well, perhaps as we glance at the Kaka'ako skyline over the next decade, we can refer to the efforts there as "LordsMore >>
    The movie trilogy, "Lord of the Rings" had its 2002 episode called "The Two Towers".More >>
  • June 2, 2014

    Think About It: UH Sports Loses Money… Ho Hum

    Think About It: UH Sports Loses Money… Ho Hum

    Almost four months ago, I did an editorial decrying the fact that every year we see or hear the story of the UH Athletics Department losing about $2-million or so and then make a big deal out of it. TheMore >>
    Almost four months ago, I did an editorial decrying the fact that every year we see or hear the story of the UH Athletics Department losing about $2-million or so and then make a big deal out of it.More >>
  • May 29, 2014

    Think About It: Older Issues

    Think About It: Older Issues

    America's Health Rankings Senior Report says that Hawaii has the second healthiest senior population of any state in the country behind only Minnesota; hmmm… must be those covered Minneapolis walkways.More >>
    America's Health Rankings Senior Report says that Hawaii has the second healthiest senior population of any state in the country behind only Minnesota; hmmm… must be those covered Minneapolis walkways.More >>
  • May 26, 2014

    Think About It: Natatorium’s National Nod

    Think About It: Natatorium’s National Nod

    The National Trust for Historic Preservation has named the Waikiki War Memorial Natatorium a national treasure. The edifice was already listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and there areMore >>
    The National Trust for Historic Preservation has named the Waikiki War Memorial Natatorium a national treasure.More >>
  • May 22, 2014

    Think About It: Fun Farm Facts

    Think About It: Fun Farm Facts

    Many times we've suggested that when you have the choice in what you buy, buy Hawaii first. It was a campaign we first ran over 25 years ago to remind you that when the quality and price of local goodsMore >>
    Many times we've suggested that when you have the choice in what you buy, buy Hawaii first.More >>
  • May 19, 2014

    Think About It: Homeless Headcount

    Think About It: Homeless Headcount

    The numbers are never good these days when it comes to homelessness in Hawaii, but it was disturbing nonetheless to hear that the number of people considered homeless on Oahu continues to grow in 2014,More >>
    The numbers are never good these days when it comes to homelessness in Hawaii, but it was disturbing nonetheless to hear that the number of people considered homeless on Oahu continues to grow in 2014, for the 6th year in a row.More >>
  • May 15, 2014

    Think About It: Jack be Nimble

    Think About It: Jack be Nimble

    A couple of weeks ago I proclaimed that Bruno Mars was already arguably Hawaii's most successful musical export of all-time. Well, let me backtrack a bit and give some props to a gentleman who is rightMore >>
    A couple of weeks ago I proclaimed that Bruno Mars was already arguably Hawaii's most successful musical export of all-time.More >>
  • May 12, 2014

    Think About It: Jury Justice

    Think About It: Jury Justice

    If you've ever been summoned to appear for jury duty, the first three thoughts that might go through your mind are: why me? I don't have time for this; and- now how can I get off from this time-consumingMore >>
    If you've ever been summoned to appear for jury duty, the first three thoughts that might go through your mind are: why me?More >>
  • May 8, 2014

    Think About It: Beyond and Behind The Words…

    Think About It: Beyond and Behind The Words…

    Sometimes you have to go beyond the words to really see what's going on. Here are a few recent examples. A University of Hawaii coach "welcomes" the NCAA and its on-going, growing investigation of hisMore >>
    Sometimes you have to go beyond the words to really see what's going on.More >>
  • May 5, 2015

    Think About It: How It Works, or Doesn’t

    Think About It: How It Works, or Doesn’t

    According to a local lobbyist I spoke with recently, legislative outcomes in Hawaii are heavily weighted by the opinion of committee chairs. Did you know that in many hearings, most of the committee membersMore >>
    According to a local lobbyist I spoke with recently, legislative outcomes in Hawaii are heavily weighted by the opinion of committee chairs.More >>
  • May 1, 2014

    Think About It: Downtown Downer

    Think About It: Downtown Downer

    I attended a fundraiser downtown a couple of weeks back. It was a great event, marred only by the unpleasant task of actually walking two blocks to the event from a nearby public parking lot. After escapingMore >>
    I attended a fundraiser downtown a couple of weeks back.More >>
  • April 28, 2014

    Think About It: Hawaii’s Very Own

    Think About It: Hawaii’s Very Own

    Two of the most popular local performers of all time were in town recently, and many here and afar are celebrating their success. Bruno Mars, after just five years on the international scene, is alreadyMore >>
    Two of the most popular local performers of all time were in town recently, and many here and afar are celebrating their success.More >>
  • April 21, 2014

    Think About It: Planet Kepler-186f

    Think About It: Planet Kepler-186f

    Scientists have found and validated an apparent twin of the planet Earth through telescopes on Mauna Kea. The fact that this planet is 500 light years, or three quadrillion miles away, might make someMore >>
    Scientists have found and validated an apparent twin of the planet Earth through telescopes on Mauna Kea.More >>
  • April 17, 2014

    Think About It: Critter Crunch

    Think About It: Critter Crunch

    An alleged increase in the number of bedbugs at the Oahu Community Correctional Center, fire ants gaining ground in Waimanalo, ducks pooping in and closing down a rec center pool in Kailua, coqui frogMore >>
    An alleged increase in the number of bedbugs...More >>
  • April 14, 2014

    Think About It: Voter Vitality

    Think About It: Voter Vitality

    A week ago the Pew Charitable Trust reminded us again just how weak our track record is here when it comes to voting. Fewer than 45% of Hawaii's eligible voters bothered to vote in 2012, which ranked usMore >>
    A week ago the Pew Charitable Trust reminded us again just how weak our track record is here when it comes to voting.More >>
  • April 10, 2014

    Think About It: When Things Take Forever

    Think About It: When Things Take Forever

    To say vital projects sometimes move slowly in Hawaii would be an understatement. While we cherish our more leisurely pace of life here, sometimes it precludes getting things done. Projects take longerMore >>
    To say vital projects sometimes move slowly in Hawaii would be an understatement.
    More >>
  • April 7, 2014

    Think About It: Drinking and Thriving

    Think About It: Drinking and Thriving

    Whether it's defined as alcoholism or problem drinking, the number of people directly and indirectly affected by this very legal lifestyle choice is startling.  The Center for Disease Control contendsMore >>
    Whether it's defined as alcoholism or problem drinking, the number of people directly and indirectly affected by this very legal lifestyle choice is startling.More >>
  • March 31, 2014

    Think About It: Everything’s Al-right

    Think About It: Everything’s Al-right

    Media people by their very nature can often be skeptics, even cynics. Sometimes, they are really not those shiny, happy people you see on TV, listen to on the radio, or read in the daily paper. And thenMore >>
    Media people by their very nature can often be skeptics, even cynics.More >>
  • April 3, 2014

    Think About It: Nene Neighbors

    Think About It: Nene Neighbors

    According to a recent report, a pair of nene geese has arrived on Oahu and is apparently raising a brood of three little ones. This gaggle of geese came from the Big Island and arguably stopped off onMore >>
    According to a recent report, a pair of nene geese has arrived on Oahu and is apparently raising a brood of three little ones.More >>
  • March 27, 2014

    Think About It: Legislative Inquiry

    Think About It: Legislative Inquiry

    The state legislative session began on January 15th and ends on May 1st. Do you know where your future is? By that I mean- are you keeping yourself apprised of possible new bills being introduced or changesMore >>
    The state legislative session began on January 15th and ends on May 1st.More >>
  • March 20, 2014

    Think About It: Republican Renaissance Reality

    Think About It: Republican Renaissance Reality

    The state Republican Party has announced that Pat Saiki will assume the head position as David Chang steps down. If you truly believe in the foundations of a democracy, then hopefully you understand howMore >>
    The state Republican Party has announced that Pat Saiki will assume the head position as David Chang steps down.More >>
  • March 17, 2014

    Think About It: Tight Budget

    Think About It: Tight Budget

    Time heals all wounds; except when wounds re-open. The latest economic projection for state revenues foresees a shortfall of almost $500-million for the rest of this fiscal year plus next year. Just whenMore >>
    Time heals all wounds; except when wounds re-open.More >>
  • March 13, 2014

    Think About It: Music In The Air

    Think About It: Music In The Air

    I am a proud, voting member of the Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts. I am also proud to announce that Na Hoku Hanohano Awards will once again air exclusively on KFVE and on our KFVE website on May 24,More >>
    I am a proud, voting member of the Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts.More >>
  • March 10, 2014

    Think About It: Fan-demonium

    Think About It: Fan-demonium

    Some moron ran on the court in the middle of a heated moment at the UH basketball game at Santa Barbara last Thursday. Luckily, a couple of UH players pushed the student backward and he left the courtMore >>
    Some moron ran on the court in the middle of a heated moment at the UH basketball game at Santa Barbara last Thursday.More >>
  • March 6, 2014

    Think About It: Visitor Vitality

    Think About It: Visitor Vitality

    Lower visitor industry arrivals this year are a major component of the University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization's recent announcement that our economy will continue to grow in Hawaii, just notMore >>
    Lower visitor industry arrivals this year are a major component of the University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization's recent announcement that our economy will continue to grow in Hawaii, just not as much as was forecast back in October.More >>
  • March 3, 2014

    Think About It: Renovation Reality

    Think About It: Renovation Reality

    A presentation will be made on Friday about early ideas on renovating or replacing the aged Blaisdell Center. The idea to redevelop the Blaisdell block is long overdue, as the facility is surely in needMore >>
    A presentation will be made on Friday about early ideas on renovating or replacing the aged Blaisdell Center.More >>
  • February 27, 2014

    Think About It: Down With Dummies

    Think About It: Down With Dummies

    Two completely unrelated thoughts that I will attempt to tie together as we march into March and head into the weekend… Some dope peddlers apparently used mannequin heads to transport methamphetamineMore >>
    Two completely unrelated thoughts that I will attempt to tie together as we march into March and head into the weekend…More >>
  • February 24, 2014

    Think About It: Stereotyping Stupidity

    Think About It: Stereotyping Stupidity

    I can't stand stereotyping. It is an unfortunate local pastime to make grandiose statements about certain groups or individuals based on where they went to school or what their ethnicity, hair color, homeMore >>
    I can't stand stereotyping.More >>
  • February 20, 2014

    Think About It: Trail Mixed

    Think About It: Trail Mixed

    About 10-days ago at 2am, the fire department on the windward side got a call that a woman had sprained her ankle while traversing the closed Stairway To Heaven. Ah yes, you remember the Stairway to Heaven,More >>
    About 10-days ago at 2am, the fire department on the windward side got a call that a woman had sprained her ankle while traversing the closed Stairway To Heaven.More >>
  • February 17, 2014

    Think About It: UH Sports Reality

    Think About It: UH Sports Reality

    We need to stop the foolishness. We need to stop sitting here year after year stunned when the UH Athletics Department announces it's going to fall short of breaking even. It's not a news story anymore;More >>
    We need to stop the foolishness. We need to stop sitting here year after year stunned when the UH Athletics Department announces it's going to fall short of breaking even.More >>
  • February 13, 2014

    Think About It: Traffic Jam Phone Blues

    Think About It: Traffic Jam Phone Blues

    The rain pain was obvious last week as traffic slowed and blood flowed during frequent jams. As I headed to the windward side last Monday night, two days after repair work had closed the Pali Highway forMore >>
    The rain pain was obvious last week as traffic slowed and blood flowed during frequent jams.More >>
  • February 10, 2014

    Think About It: Oh, Rats!

    Think About It: Oh, Rats!

    Pigs, dogs, chickens, ants, and now rats. Yes, it sounds like something out of the Bible, we just need the locusts, for the plagues are upon us as unwanted vermin roams the land. As always, the blame focusesMore >>
    Pigs, dogs, chickens, ants, and now rats. Yes, it sounds like something out of the Bible, we just need the locusts, for the plagues are upon us as unwanted vermin roams the land.More >>
  • February 3, 2014

    Think About It: Economic Tomorrows

    Think About It: Economic Tomorrows

    The recent year-end tourism figures, while solid, showed a definite slowdown in the 2nd half of 2013, with continued slowdown projected through this year. While it's not time for Chicken Little to suggest thatMore >>
    The recent year-end tourism figures, while solid, showed a definite slowdown in the 2nd half of 2013, with continued slowdown projected through this year.More >>
  • February 3, 2014

    Think About It: Air Care, Not!

    Think About It: Air Care, Not!

    Another study... that's what we seem to get from officialdom far too often in Hawaii when problems or issues arise that simply aren't dealt with over long periods of time. This time, it's talk about theMore >>
    Another study... that's what we seem to get from officialdom far too often in Hawaii when problems or issues arise that simply aren't dealt with over long periods of time.More >>
  • January 30, 2014

    Think About It: Gee… Nice GPA!

    Think About It: Gee… Nice GPA!

    We've all heard or used these expressions related to mental acumen: not the sharpest tool in the shed; lights are on but nobody's home; not a rocket scientist… the list goes on and on. And when it comesMore >>
    We've all heard or used these expressions related to mental acumen: not the sharpest tool in the shed; lights are on but nobody's home; not a rocket scientist… the list goes on and on.More >>
  • January 27, 2014

    Think About It: ’Aumakua Aloha

    Think About It: ’Aumakua Aloha

    A few years back, I had a nasty health scare. While things are fine now, there was a great uncertainty when I heard the word from my doctor… over the phone. I was alone and scared on the Big Island, without familyMore >>
    A few years back, I had a nasty health scare. While things are fine now, there was a great uncertainty when I heard the word from my doctor… over the phone.More >>
  • January 20, 2014

    Think About It: Candid Camera Chat

    Think About It: Candid Camera Chat

    I attended the Beach Boys concert a week back, and it was fantastic. Over two hours of good time music, 50-years of memories, and the crowd loved it. Well, except for the fact that I had some moron inMore >>
    I attended the Beach Boys concert a week back, and it was fantastic. Over two hours of good time music, 50-years of memories, and the crowd loved it.More >>
  • January 16, 2014

    Think About It: Stinging Concerns

    Think About It: Stinging Concerns

    Beetles, snakes, mosquitoes, and ants. No, it's not something of biblical proportions… not yet anyway, but it could become a major problem for our islands if enforcement is not increased to ensure thatMore >>
    Beetles, snakes, mosquitoes, and ants. No, it's not something of biblical proportions…More >>
  • January 13, 2014

    Think About It: UH Booster Rocket

    Think About It: UH Booster Rocket

    State representative Mark Takai has smartly suggested and will be officially proposing that the legislature provide the University of Hawaii athletics program with a one-time $10-million boost to helpMore >>
    State representative Mark Takai has smartly suggested and will be officially proposing that the legislature provide the University of Hawaii athletics program with a one-time $10-million boost to help the ailing department out of its current funk, provided UH gets 50% in matching public support.More >>
  • January 2, 2014

    Think About It: Music, Man

    Think About It: Music, Man

    Suffering a bit from those post-New year's blues, or maybe just a bit tired from all the shopping, eating, and socializing, and now it's back to the grind? There is a panacea for all that ails you, andMore >>
    Suffering a bit from those post-New year's blues, or maybe just a bit tired from all the shopping, eating, and socializing, and now it's back to the grind?More >>
  • January 9, 2013

    Think About It: Time For School

    Think About It: Time For School

    Could a later start time for school make a difference in Hawaii? There have been lots of studies that show how young adults internal clocks simply aren't set for early arising, and we all know what sleep deprivationMore >>
    Could a later start time for school make a difference in Hawaii?More >>
  • December 30, 2013

    Think About It: Economic Semi-Recovery

    Think About It: Economic Semi-Recovery

    According to a recent article by CNN, the following are facts, and I quote: "…the economy has moved ahead this year. The stock market, for example, has surged -- the Nasdaq is up nearly 40% since January. UnemploymentMore >>
    According to a recent article by CNN, the following are facts, and I quote: "…the economy has moved ahead this year...More >>
  • December 23, 2013

    Think About It: That Time Of Year

    Think About It: That Time Of Year

    If we can be merry and appreciative and thankful during this festive time of year, why can't we do it all the time, or at least more often? Why do we need the dictates of the calendar to remind us to beMore >>
    If we can be merry and appreciative and thankful during this festive time of year, why can't we do it all the time, or at least more often? Why do we need the dictates of the calendar to remind us to be good souls?More >>
  • December 19, 2013

    Think About It: Movie Twists

    Think About It: Movie Twists

    ‘Tis the season for frivolity, mirth, and frankincense, so let's have some fun and take today's top movie titles and apply them to possible political plotlines for our nation's capital and beyond. GRAVITY-More >>
    ‘Tis the season for frivolity, mirth, and frankincense, so let's have some fun and take today's top movie titles and apply them to possible political plotlines for our nation's capital and beyond.More >>
  • December 16, 2013

    Think About It: Santa’s The Man

    Think About It: Santa’s The Man

    As we all know at this time of year, Santa's making a list, and he's checking it twice. He's a very thorough as well as jolly old soul. He is going to find out who's naughty and who's nice- yes, he doesMore >>
    As we all know at this time of year, Santa's making a list, and he's checking it twice...More >>
  • January 6, 2014

    Think About It: Drone Jones

    Think About It: Drone Jones

    Look… up in the sky… it's a bird, it's a plane, it's super… oh, no, it's just a drone. Yes the drones are apparently coming to Hawaii and a free air space near you in the future. Research drones, deliveryMore >>
    Look… up in the sky… it's a bird, it's a plane, it's super… oh, no, it's just a drone. Yes the drones are apparently coming to Hawaii and a free air space near you in the future...More >>
  • December 26, 2013

    Think About It: The Giving Season

    Think About It: The Giving Season

    We're in the midst of that annual four-week window where a great number of sporting events draw attention to our islands. The Diamondhead Basketball Classic, Sheraton Hawaii Bowl, Sony Open golf tournament,More >>
    We're in the midst of that annual four-week window where a great number of sporting events draw attention to our islands...More >>
  • December 12, 2013

    Think About It: Parking Lot Lethargy

    Think About It: Parking Lot Lethargy

    The famous adage from the classic movie "Field of Dreams" was: "if you build it, they will come". Well, that doesn't always hold true, especially when government is involved. The brand-spanking new parking structureMore >>
    The famous adage from the classic movie "Field of Dreams" was: "if you build it, they will come"...More >>
  • December 9, 2013

    Think About It: An “A” at OU

    Think About It: An “A” at OU

    How refreshing… That was my first thought upon learning that Oregon University quarterback and local St. Louis High School sensation Marcus Mariotta has decided to play at least one more season of collegeMore >>
    How refreshing… That was my first thought upon learning that Oregon University quarterback and local St. Louis High School sensation Marcus Mariotta has decided to play at least one more season of college football before making his run in the NFL...More >>
  • December 5, 2013

    Think About It: Pro-Bow Or No?

    Think About It: Pro-Bow Or No?

    The threat of cutbacks in sports at UH-Manoa or a cutback in budgets for existing sports at UH is a reality in the foreseeable future unless revenues pick up. It's not the end of the world, but you canMore >>
    The threat of cutbacks in sports at UH-Manoa or a cutback in budgets for existing sports at UH is a reality in the foreseeable future unless revenues pick up...More >>
  • December 2, 2013

    Think About It: Pig-headed Lapse

    Think About It: Pig-headed Lapse

    The dictionary defines someone who is pig-headed as being stubborn, contrary, perverse, obstinate, stupid, dense, inflexible, willful, unyielding, stiff-necked, wrong-headed, self-willed, or bull-headed.More >>
    The dictionary defines someone who is pig-headed as being stubborn, contrary, perverse, obstinate, stupid, dense, inflexible, willful, unyielding, stiff-necked, wrong-headed, self-willed, or bull-headed...More >>
  • November 28, 2013

    Think About It: A & B See

    Think About It: A & B See

    There is an old sentiment or saying that "change is good". In reality, change IS good, as long as it's good change. Kailua residents will find out soon enough just how good change is when Alexander & BaldwinMore >>
    There is an old sentiment or saying that "change is good". In reality, change IS good, as long as it's good change...More >>
  • November 25, 2013

    Think About It: If I Had A Hammer

    Think About It: If I Had A Hammer

    Thor, the acknowledged God of Thunder, has often used his hammer with great effect and efficiency; just look at his current cinematic venture, which has grossed well over $500-million worldwide. Granted,More >>
    Thor, the acknowledged God of Thunder, has often used his hammer with great effect and efficiency; just look at his current cinematic venture, which has grossed well over $500-million worldwide...More >>
  • November 21, 2013

    Think About It: Sub Par Performance

    Think About It: Sub Par Performance

    Last week, a state judge OK'ed paying substitute teachers for work they had done… over a decade ago! Yes, that's right, the case was originally brought against the state in 2002. And now, 12-years later-More >>
    Last week, a state judge OK'ed paying substitute teachers for work they had done… over a decade ago!More >>
  • November 18, 2013

    Think About It: Philippine Typhoon Aid

    Think About It: Philippine Typhoon Aid

    The devastation from Typhoon Haiyan continues to impact millions of people in the Philippines. Less than three-years after the incredible destruction of a tsunami in Japan and a tremendous outpouring ofMore >>
    The devastation from Typhoon Haiyan continues to impact millions of people in the Philippines...More >>
  • November 14, 2013

    Think About It: Brew(ery) Ha Ha

    Think About It: Brew(ery) Ha Ha

    Often times in Hawaii, we see things don't get done swiftly and we simply accept it. Repairs, actions that need to be taken, we simply shrug our shoulders, shake our heads, and accept "that's just theMore >>
    Often times in Hawaii, we see things don't get done swiftly and we simply accept it...More >>
  • November 7, 2013

    Think About It: Unemployment Update

    Think About It: Unemployment Update

    Unemployment in Honolulu was 3.8% in August, according to a story in last week's Honolulu Star-Advertiser. That ranks Honolulu as having the 8th lowest unemployment rate among 347 metropolitan areas inMore >>
    Unemployment in Honolulu was 3.8% in August, according to a story in last week's Honolulu Star-Advertiser...More >>
  • November 4, 2013

    Think About It: Chicken Fee(d)

    Think About It: Chicken Fee(d)

    If you ever wondered what services get cut when the funds simply aren't there, we received another reminder last week, when the city of Honolulu announced it will no longer be sending out chicken patrolsMore >>
    If you ever wondered what services get cut when the funds simply aren't there, we received another reminder last week, when the city of Honolulu announced it will no longer be sending out chicken patrols to round up rowdy roosters that wreak havoc in some neighborhoods.More >>
  • October 31, 2013

    Think About It: Easing Economic Edginess

    Think About It: Easing Economic Edginess

    Our islands house a fragile economy, this has become a commonly accepted reality. We are heavily reliant on economic factors that are often well out of our control- federal and military spending, weatherMore >>
    Our islands house a fragile economy, this has become a commonly accepted reality...More >>
  • October 24, 2013

    Think About It: Schatz First Shots

    Think About It: Schatz First Shots

    The shots have started, and by that I mean Brian Schatz, as his campaign has come out with a memo about how strong his early campaign is and how weak is the campaign of his 2014 U.S. Senate seat competitor,More >>
    The shots have started, and by that I mean Brian Schatz, as his campaign has come out with a memo about how strong his early campaign is and how weak is the campaign of his 2014 U.S. Senate seat competitor, Colleen Hanabusa...More >>
  • October 17, 2013

    Think About It: D.C. Auwe

    Think About It: D.C. Auwe

    You might have missed it with all of the mass confusion, posturing, and bantering in Washington, D.C. over the past few weeks, but here's something that just might not surprise you. What do potholes, hemorrhoids,More >>
    You might have missed it with all of the mass confusion, posturing, and bantering in Washington, D.C. over the past few weeks, but here's something that just might not surprise you.More >>
  • October 21, 2013

    Think About It: Honolulu International Air-poor

    Think About It: Honolulu International Air-poor

    I was on the mainland a couple of weeks back, and marveled again at how seamless things moved along at the airport. Wide aisles, quick security lines- and this was in San Francisco, a major visitor destinationMore >>
    I was on the mainland a couple of weeks back, and marveled again at how seamless things moved along at the airport...More >>
  • October 14, 2013

    Think About It: Pipe Dreams

    Think About It: Pipe Dreams

    It's been a month since a quarter of a million gallons of molasses spilled into Honolulu Harbor, killing coral reefs and thousands of fish. While who's to blame and who's paying for what still needs toMore >>
    It's been a month since a quarter of a million gallons of molasses spilled into Honolulu Harbor, killing coral reefs and thousands of fish...More >>
  • October 10, 2013

    Think About It: Mind Wanderings

    Think About It: Mind Wanderings

    Thoughts on some strange or unique recent local news… Two men pleaded not guilty on charges that they stole over 20 goats from a North Shore farm last week. While the judge didn't say, "you've got to beMore >>
    Thoughts on some strange or unique recent local news…More >>
  • October 7, 2013

    Think About It: Smoke Screened

    Think About It: Smoke Screened

    The University of Hawaii-Manoa will strengthen its policy against smoking on January 1st when it bans the use of all tobacco products and electronic cigarettes anywhere on campus and within 50-feet ofMore >>
    The University of Hawaii-Manoa will strengthen its policy against smoking on January 1st when it bans the use of all tobacco products and electronic cigarettes anywhere on campus and within 50-feet of the campus...More >>
  • Ocotber 3, 2013

    Think About It: UH Booster Rocket

    Think About It: UH Booster Rocket

    The University of Hawaii Athletics Department has come forward with a bold plan, a "Game Plan" if you will. The reality of our current times is that the college sports universe is morphing very quicklyMore >>
    The University of Hawaii Athletics Department has come forward with a bold plan, a "Game Plan" if you will...More >>
  • September 30, 2013

    Think About It: Aloha… Oy

    Think About It: Aloha… Oy

    Many people now consider their cell phones to be a bodily appendage. They simply cannot function without it, or so they think. Often times, people use the devices to excess - while walking across the street,More >>
    Many people now consider their cell phones to be a bodily appendage.More >>
  • September 26, 2013

    Think About It: Job Jolt

    Think About It: Job Jolt

    The August state unemployment numbers came out last week and there was good news and bad news, as is often the case when you read the details. While the state unemployment rate dropped to a seasonally-adjusted rateMore >>
    The August state unemployment numbers came out last week and there was good news and bad news, as is often the case when you read the details.More >>
  • September 23, 2013

    Think About It: Air Traffic

    Think About It: Air Traffic

    Good news for local consumers as more and more airlines promote new flights to and from these islands. With recent announcements about more flights to the mainland and abroad by Hawaiian Airlines, AllegiantMore >>
    Good news for local consumers as more and more airlines promote new flights to and from these islands...More >>
  • September 19, 2013

    Think About It: Shoji Scores

    Think About It: Shoji Scores

    It's been a couple of weeks since UH's Dave Shoji became the winningest Division I women's volleyball coach of all time. With over 1,100 wins and counting, there are some amazing things to ponder whenMore >>
    It's been a couple of weeks since UH's Dave Shoji became the winningest Division I women's volleyball coach of all time...More >>
  • September 16, 2013

    Think About It: North Shore Shirking

    Think About It: North Shore Shirking

    If a meeting was held, and no one showed up, would it still be a meeting? Well, a meeting was held a week ago in a crowded North Shore school cafeteria, and a lot of people showed up. So, yes, it was aMore >>
    If a meeting was held, and no one showed up, would it still be a meeting?More >>
  • September 12, 2013

    Think About It: Tracking The Train

    Think About It: Tracking The Train

    As revealed in last Thursday's Honolulu Star-Advertiser, the rail project is going to need money for safety gates on its station platforms. Barriers to help keep people from possibly falling on to theMore >>
    As revealed in last Thursday's Honolulu Star-Advertiser, the rail project is going to need money for safety gates on its station platforms.More >>
  • September 9, 2013

    Think About It: Air Fair

    Think About It: Air Fair

    Why is it taking so long to remedy some of the heat problems in schools throughout the state? Over six years ago, the legislature looked at a plan to provide air conditioning in all schools, but that provedMore >>
    Why is it taking so long to remedy some of the heat problems in schools throughout the state?More >>
  • September 5, 2013

    Think About It: What Price is Right?

    Think About It: What Price is Right?

    A proposed bill to freeze tuition at the University of Hawaii next year will possibly come before the legislature when it reconvenes in January. Currently, UH is in the midst of adding annual increasesMore >>
    A proposed bill to freeze tuition at the University of Hawaii next year will possibly come before the legislature when it reconvenes in January...More >>
  • September 2, 2013

    Think About It: Sea The Light

    Think About It: Sea The Light

    Much like we share the roads with one another- drivers, walkers, bikers- we also share the oceans with others. Sea denizens that have called the ocean home for millions of years are constantly besiegedMore >>
    Much like we share the roads with one another- drivers, walkers, bikers- we also share the oceans with others...More >>
  • August 29, 2013

    Think About It: Work: The Pits or The Passion

    Think About It: Work: The Pits or The Passion

    At a recent luncheon here, I listened to renown speaker/psychologist Bruce Christopher tell the tale of a long-time study done with thousands of people who were asked about their #1 priority in a job search.More >>
    At a recent luncheon here, I listened to renown speaker/psychologist Bruce Christopher tell the tale of a long-time study done with thousands of people who were asked about their #1 priority in a job search...More >>
  • August 26, 2013

    Think About it: Mighty Murph

    Think About it: Mighty Murph

    When someone's job description lends itself to acts of bravery and courage, it's hard for these people to see themselves as heroes. Just ask any military war veteran, police officer or fire fighter. "IMore >>
    When someone's job description lends itself to acts of bravery and courage, it's hard for these people to see themselves as heroes...More >>
  • August 22, 2013

    Think About It: Parental Guidance Required

    Think About It: Parental Guidance Required

    School is back in full force as the full roads each morning surely attest, but if you are a parent of a school child, are you back in full force? By that I mean are you fully engaged with your child'sMore >>
    School is back in full force as the full roads each morning surely attest, but if you are a parent of a school child, are you back in full force?More >>
  • August 19, 2013

    Think About It: Bike Right-ers

    Think About It: Bike Right-ers

    Maybe it's just timing, but I see more and more bicyclists on the roads and paths around town these days. And that's great; some people choose to ride for exercise, while for others, pedaling a bike isMore >>
    Maybe it's just timing, but I see more and more bicyclists on the roads and paths around town these days.More >>
  • August 15, 2013

    Think About It: Full Rooms & Coffers

    Think About It: Full Rooms & Coffers

    How good are things right now in the tourist industry locally? Good enough such that hotels are feeling more comfortable raising their prices as rooms are almost completely filled. It's the old supplyMore >>
    How good are things right now in the tourist industry locally?More >>
  • August 12, 2013

    Think About It: Dog Daze

    Think About It: Dog Daze

    When are essential services really not essential? Well, apparently picking up stray animals will no longer be an essential service provided by the Hawaiian Humane Society. Due to not getting a requestedMore >>
    When are essential services really not essential? Well, apparently picking up stray animals will no longer be an essential service provided by the Hawaiian Humane Society...More >>
  • August 1, 2013

    Think About It: Fruits Of Our Desire

    Think About It: Fruits Of Our Desire

    I was driving up a street that had a bit of an uphill incline the other day and there were no other cars or people around. Suddenly, I noticed a lone mango rolling down the street by the curb. I thought,More >>
    I was driving up a street that had a bit of an uphill incline the other day and there were no other cars or people around.More >>
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