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Me Llamo Charles

August 2, 2012
Charles Laquidara , The Maui Weekly

My name is Charles Laquidara and I am an addict. I am hooked on Facebook. I like to spend two or three hours a day talking about myself, where I ate, my favorite movies, maybe post an old high school photo or two, and oftentimes drone on and on with my political views regarding one subject or another.

But wait! An epiphany! I think I have finally found an alternative activity to substitute for my Facebook fix!

Now, whenever I get that overwhelming urge to check out Crackbook, I simply go on the Internet and take Spanish lessons--something I've always wanted to do--to be bi-lingual.

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Got an hour or two you want to trade for some of that time you are spending on Facebook? Follow me--and it doesn't have to be Spanish. Maybe you could learn Chinese or organic farming. That would be interesting.

Whatever your rehab interest, it could certainly yield a better crop.

This opinion column is written by Charles Laquidara, who has lived on Maui for over 11 years. He worked at WBCN radio in Boston for 30 years as the morning-drive host of a show called "The Big Mattress" and is occasionally heard on Mana'o Radio here on-island. Email



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