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Open Hearts and Homes

March 31, 2011 Earthquake, tsunami, nuclear cataclysm. It’s estimated that over 450,000 people have already been displaced in Japan. Some have not only lost their homes, but their entire families. more »»

Don’t Panic

March 24, 2011 We averted the affects of tsunami here by simply heading for the hills, but some believe we also need to protect ourselves from nuclear impacts by taking iodine pill. more »»

Emergency Measures

March 17, 2011 Around 9:05 p.m. on Thursday, March 10, 2011, I tried hard to ignore the texts and calls that began illuminating my cell phone as I cruised down the Pi‘ilani Highway. more »»

County on Your Corner

March 10, 2011 A unique advantage of living in a small community like Maui County is our ability to “get to know” our governmental leaders on a whole other level than do most metropolises and suburban areas. more »»

Rainbow Warriors

March 3, 2011 It seems like only yesterday I was spitefully smirking as former Hawai‘i Gov. more »»

A Bad Rap for RAP

February 24, 2011 Funding for Read Aloud America’s (RAA) signature “literacy experience,” the Read Aloud Program (RAP), will be eliminated from the Hawai‘i Department of Human Services’ (DHS) budget as of April 1. more »»

Leaps and Bounds

February 17, 2011 Several years ago, I was watching a George Carlin stand-up routine on HBO, and one [and yes, I’ve edited it] quip continues to resonate: “When does a kid ever get to sit in a yard with a stick... more »»

Paying It Forward

February 10, 2011 There are opportunities available for adults to learn and hone their safely skills through programs such as the Community Emergency Response Team training sponsored by Maui Civil Defense and the Mau... more »»

The Fruits of Creativity

February 3, 2011 Over 2,700 made it to the Historic ‘Īao Theater last weekend to tickle their funny bones during one or more of the 13 screenings of Maui’s own feature farce, Get A Job. more »»

Join the Team

January 27, 2011 In a real emergency, what would you do? If you are not sure, consider enrolling in the free Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training program sponsored and developed by FEMA, and sponsored b... more »»

Global Goals

January 20, 2011 Setting goals is always good. They can be personal, between friends or family, between the leaders and citizens of a nation, or they can be global—among us al. more »»

Animal Instinct

January 13, 2011 Is it possible to have your heart broken twice—perhaps even three, four times—in one day? You bet. And there’s a good chance it’s happened to you—especially if you own a television. more »»


January 6, 2011 If you are still trying to train yourself to bring your own shopping bag into stores in preparation for Maui County’s first new law of the year, well, you need to be ready for the real thing real... more »»

What if...

December 30, 2010 The holiday season has the potential to change all of our cherished beliefs and dogmatic illusions. more »»

A Wish for a Fishpond

December 23, 2010 Kimokeo Kapahulehua, who turned 63 last Wednesday, was in search of a creative way to raise money for the Ko‘ie‘ie fishpond project in Kīhei’s Kalepolepo Park, when he came up with an... more »»

Positive Peer Pressure

December 16, 2010 ’Tis the season to be jolly. And to attain that festive state, many of us overindulge in alcohol this time of year. But underage drinking is not just a holiday bing. more »»

A Poem a Day

December 9, 2010 Just returning from the largest poetry event in North America, I have barely come down from the poetry heaven I just experience. more »»

A Christmas Prescription

December 2, 2010 Just as I’m putting the finishing touches on my plans to make my annual trek to the beach before year’s end, retailers are removing their displays of Halloween costumes and candy, replacing them wit... more »»

Get an Arts Education!

November 25, 2010 Community support for arts education is particularly important on Maui in recent years, as many of our local schools have eliminated the programs due to financial constraints. more »»

A Christmas Story

November 18, 2010 When Bill Valle was living in Florida, the Lions Club’s Santa provided the local elementary school with an assortment of small gifts the students could purchase for only 25 cents each for their... more »»



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