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Down in Front!

June 24, 2014 A few months ago, I wrote about how insensitive and potentially harmful it was for parents to take their young keiki to loud, scary and violent movie. more »»

 
 
 
Thinking Out of the Box

June 5, 2014 I have so little willpower that in order to keep myself healthy and stay away from foods that I believe I shouldn't eat, I actually have to quit them instead of consuming them in moderation, as is... more »»

Where Have All the Authors Gone?

April 24, 2014 I’ve been thinking about all those great classic novels we read when we were growing up. Those gems are still being assigned to today’s students of literature: Eugene O’Neill, Tennessee Williams, F. more »»

Restaurant Recommendations

March 20, 2014 I highly recommend these three cool new restaurants on the South Side of the Valley Isle: 1. more »»

The Climate Change Blame Game is Over

March 6, 2014 Start with two simple premises and stay with me for a moment. Premise 1: The world is experiencing extreme climate changes. more »»

The Root of the GMO Issue

January 23, 2014 The commentary by Molecular Biologist Dennis Kleid (“Proposed GMO Labeling Laws Have It Backwards,” Nov. more »»

Addio Italia!

November 21, 2013 I just returned from a wonderful trip to Europe. Well, it was almost wonderful. Put it this way, it was one of the most wonderful experiences of my life, but I am probably never going back. more »»

Can You Hear Me Now?

November 7, 2013 No matter how good your hearing is, unless closed captioning really gets in the way of your enjoyment of a movie, you get much more information by turning that feature on while watching some of... more »»

It Was a Wonderful Summer of Great Television!

October 10, 2013 Last season’s episodes of “The Newsroom” didn’t quite work for me. The Sorkin machine-gun dialogue was great, as usual, but I had trouble with the lead characters’ silly soap opera love angles. more »»

The Squeaky Wheel Gets the TP

September 26, 2013 During the past two years that I have been writing for this paper, I have been complaining, cajoling, wishing and demanding on “penned” knees, pleading for a porta-potty to be installed at the cell... more »»

When Reviewers Drink the Kool-Aid

September 5, 2013 Every Saturday night I have “Movie Nite” at my home. Last weekend, I had several choices from the new films that had just become availabl. more »»

Rumors from Coconut Crystal Ball

August 28, 2013 I’m sure you’ve heard the idiom, “The squeaky wheel gets the grease. more »»

Bee-Ware of the Bottom Line

August 22, 2013 The mysterious collapse of bee colonies around the world has turned into a real crisis. In the U.S., bee populations have reached a 50-year low and keep dwindling. more »»

A Four-Star Miracle Gadget

August 8, 2013 I love gadgets--especially practical ones. I don’t normally review products or give out brand names, because it could get very sticky at some point. more »»

On the Cover of the Rolling Stone…

August 1, 2013 By the time you read this, most of the controversy surrounding the Rolling Stone magazine cover photograph of the Boston bomber will most likely have died down. more »»

Slow Down on Kihei Road

July 18, 2013 Yesterday, someone gave me a copy of a letter that had recently been sent to the Maui Police Department. more »»

Profits Over People

July 11, 2013 Our representative in Congress, Colleen Hanabusa, recently broke from her liberal base--which isn’t always a bad thing--but this time it was to support H.. more »»

In Their Eyes

July 4, 2013 Last Sunday afternoon, I went to see “World War Z,” the new Brad Pitt film everyone’s been talking about. more »»

Coming to a Neighborhood Near You

June 13, 2013 The global warming debate has gone on for so long that when most people hear the phrase, their brains immediately go into “Do Not Disturb” mode. more »»

Moderating Meanness

June 6, 2013 One of my best Texas friends who is politically to the right of Attila the Hun recently told me that he no longer wants to be called a Republican. more »»

Smoke Got in Her Eyes

May 30, 2013 A friend of mine on Facebook just sent me the following private message. more »»

 
 

 

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Kayak Talkin' Poll

  1. No, I totally believe that Supreme Court decision must be overturned.
  2. Yes. Corporations are ruled by their stockholders and the shareholders don’t always vote the way their CEO's demand.
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