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Entries Tagged as 'Aging & dementia'

HPD wrong on mandatory retirement for police officers

July 6th, 2015 · 6 Comments

Like many others, I was surprised by last week’s news that one of the police officers indicted on federal charges stemming from a violent incident at a local game room last September was a 77-year old reserve police officer. Senator Will Espero reacted to the officer’s age, as Civil Beat reported (“How Old Is Too […]

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Tags: Aging & dementia · Crime · Ethics · Politics

Greece crisis points back to our own bank regulation issues

July 1st, 2015 · 10 Comments

With the financial crisis in Greece so much in the headlines, I’ve been watching the news more closely and trying to figure out what’s going on. And the answer is pretty nasty. It’s the U.S. financial crisis all over again, with policy geared to protect the interests of the big banks, which themselves propelled the […]

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Tags: Aging & dementia · Economics · Politics

A repost in memory of my dad

June 21st, 2015 · 2 Comments

It’s the first day of summer, and also Father’s Day 2015. My dad’s been gone for nearly five years. It just doesn’t seem that long, though. Today I did a random jump or two into the pool of memories, aided by my blogging through his long decline and eventual death. My second try yielded this […]

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Tags: Aging & dementia · John Lind Collection

It’s the anniversary of the first protest landing on Kahoolawe on January 4, 1976

January 4th, 2015 · 2 Comments

Today marks the 39th anniversary of the 1976 landing on Kahoolawe to protest the use of the island as a naval bombing range and to highlight Hawaiian issues more generally. I was fortunate to have ended up among the nine people who made it to shore that day, only to be arrested by Assistant U.S. […]

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Tags: Aging & dementia · environment · History · Photographs · Politics

My dad would have been 101

December 7th, 2014 · 2 Comments

My dad would have been 101 years old today, had he not succumbed to various maladies of old age back in October 2010. This morning I tracked back to the last birthday that we were able to celebrate with him. It was December 7, 2009. At that point, he had been a resident of the […]

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Tags: Aging & dementia · History · John Lind Collection