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Kauai poised to finally require lobbyist registration and disclosure

January 10th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Aging & dementia, lobbyists, Politics

Six months ago, in July 2013, my weekly column at Civil Beat pointed to Kauai County’s failure to regulate lobbyists (“Hawaii Monitor: Kauai’s Free Range Lobbyists“). But on Wednesday, the Kauai County Council’s Committee of the Whole voted unanimously in favor of a bill to regulate lobbyists. It is now scheduled for a final vote […]

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A special day, of sorts

October 23rd, 2013 · 6 Comments · Aging & dementia, John Lind Collection

Today is the third anniversary of my father’s death. I can still close my eyes and see the empty bed when we returned to pick up his few belongings later the same day. He didn’t appear in in my dreams that night, as I noted at the time. But he did make one of his […]

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Behind the Boston arrest reports, and findings on U.S. torture

April 18th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Aging & dementia, Crime, Media, Politics

With all the media-bashing yesterday over published reports that a suspect had been arrested in the Boston Marathon bombing, it was quite interesting to watch a PBS Newshour segment on the issue last night. JEFFREY BROWN: …And we’re joined from Boston once again tonight by David Boeri, a reporter for WBUR Public Radio. He’s been […]

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Advice on aging left by my dad

March 13th, 2013 · No Comments · Aging & dementia, History, John Lind Collection

I was digging through boxes of old records this morning looking for an obscure record needed to finish this year’s tax return, and found a totally unrelated note written in my father’s hand. It’s an old-fashioned verse, followed by his explanation. I was surprised by it, as I never thought of my father as very […]

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Death is just the beginning

February 27th, 2013 · 6 Comments · Aging & dementia

No, I’m not talking about spiritual continuity after this life is over. I’m talking about the bureaucratic tasks that remain for those the departed leave behind. It’s the front end of that bureaucratic mess that I’m bogged down in now. Even when someone has done extensive preparations, as my mother did before her death last […]

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