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The question remains: What islands are we seeing?

August 28th, 2015 · 5 Comments

I asked and tried to answer the same question several times over the years: What are the islands that we could see on clear mornings from the beach in Kaaawa? A 2009 post reviewed a number of past efforts, and offered this photo of those islands from the perspective of Kaaawa (“The view from Kaaawa–What […]

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Former PUC chair blasts governor’s “No LNG” stance

August 26th, 2015 · 9 Comments

Former PUC chair Mina Morita took to her “Energy Dynamics” blog yesterday to blast Gov. David Ige’s bombshell announcement that his administration will seek to block attempts to import liquid natural gas as a bridge fuel in the transition to a 100% renewable energy system. Morita called Ige’s announcement “dictatorial.” This dictatorial pronouncement, I don’t […]

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Found Dog: Kahala

July 29th, 2015 · 22 Comments

This little guy found himself in back of our new house in Kahala. Kealaolu Avenue. He’s scared, obviously lost, very shy. Male, Bichon Frise. Dirty feet, so he didn’t just wander from next door, or at least didn’t run away just this morning. We’re going to check if he’s chipped. Don’t know whether to turn […]

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Are those DNA testing services worth the price?

June 28th, 2015 · 3 Comments

Several weeks ago, I said I would return to the issue of DNA testing for the purpose of tracing family relationships (“On the limits of family“). Back in 2012, my sister got me to sign up with Family Tree DNA, a testing company associated with Ancestry.com. She was anxious to test her theories, based on […]

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Mending nets on the Summer Solstice

June 21st, 2015 · No Comments

The arrival of summer, already signaled by record temperatures over the past week, is now official. We were walking back from the beach when we passed Ward’s house. He was out in the yard with some of his nets stretched out across the grass, patiently working his way through the spots in need of mending. […]

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