The Debate is Over
August 19, 2014 I’m not here to start a debate on smokers’ rights or how far away one has to be to smoke a cigarette--or to dismiss the paranoid concept that “soon, Big Brother will take away your right to have a... more »»
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 »»
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 »»
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 »»