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The Carrot and the Stick

October 15, 2009 I recently overheard a woman talking about her grandchildren, who she invited into her garden for a nature visit. The kids were amazed to see food actually growing right out of the groun. more »»

Turning the Page

October 8, 2009 For a self-proclaimed bookworm like myself, there is no greater joy than seeing a classroom full of children with ear-to-ear smiles and outstretched hands, eager to win the coveted prize of a brand... more »»

Rocket Science

October 1, 2009 Why study the cosmos and go into space when we have so many problems here on Earth? What has the space program ever done for us, anyway? And why on Earth are there three space-science stories in thi... more »»

Uncommon Courtesy

September 24, 2009 It’s a few minutes into the lunch hour, and every table in the restaurant is filled with ravenous patrons scanning menus, stomachs growling. more »»

Code Red

September 17, 2009 In a real emergency, what would you do? If you are not sure, consider taking a free, six-day series of emergency response classes beginning on Oct. 5 at the fire station in Kahului. more »»

Swine vs. Seasonal

September 10, 2009 Fall is almost upon us, and that means another bout with the flu. Again this year, we have two varieties to deal with: seasonal flu and swine flu (novel H1N1 influenza). more »»

Slow Food

September 3, 2009 Every five years, the window of opportunity opens to tweak and reauthorize federal child nutrition programs. The Child Nutrition Act of 2004 expires on Sept. more »»

Concept to Reality

August 27, 2009 I’m not a scientist or a policy wonk, but it seems clear that if the safe upper limit of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is 350 parts per million (ppm), and we’re at 389 ppm and... more »»

Cash for Clunkers

August 18, 2009 “Cash for clunkers” was extended recently, with another $2 billion added to the program that quickly expended its original allocation of $1 billion. more »»

Watch Your Step

August 13, 2009 As children, our parents, teachers and in some cases, a friendly Sesame Street puppet, instructed us to always look both ways before crossing the street. more »»

Traditional Filipino Folk Dance

August 6, 2009 Being of Filipino ancestry, I have been passionate about Philippine Folk Dance since I entered college. Allow me to share my journey thus far. more »»

Prison Predicament

July 30, 2009 Earlier this month, officials from Hawai‘i’s Department of Public Safety traveled 4,500 miles to the mountains of eastern Kentucky to investigate allegations that 23 inmates of Otter... more »»


July 23, 2009 As an alphabet of hurricanes queue up in the Eastern Pacific, now would be a good time to consider stocking up or refreshing your emergency supplies. more »»

Waste Not Want Not

July 14, 2009 You may remember me referring to my black thumb and my little greenhouse, aka my plant mortuary. more »»

The Good, the Bad, the Dusty

July 9, 2009 If it’s not bad enough we are in a fiscal drought and a job drought, Maui County has recently declared another kind of drought. more »»

Star Power

July 2, 2009 Lights, camera, take action. more »»

Step by Step

June 25, 2009 Relay For Life changes lives. more »»

It’s Just a Pinch

June 18, 2009 Take an hour to save a life. more »»

The Big Hang Up

June 11, 2009 Time to break a bad... more »»

Now Hiring

June 4, 2009 Caretakers for ailing planet. more »»



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