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Throwback Thursday: First Cats c. 1980

October 2nd, 2014 · 3 Comments

In 1978, Meda and I moved with our two cats from 9th Avenue in Kaimuki to townhouse in Tropic Gardens, mauka of Kahala Mall. Yes, there really was a time when we had only two cats. Can you believe it? The first was adopted from the pet store at Ala Moana Center soon after our arrival back […]

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Is ‘ohana housing the way to address the crisis in affordable housing?

September 30th, 2014 · 5 Comments

UH emeritus professor Tom Dinell’s op-ed in Pacific Business News earlier this month was an important analysis of ohana housing that deserves a wider audience (“Why ‘ohana units’ will work“). Dinell’s premise was simple. The fastest and most efficient way to increase the stock of affordable housing in Honolulu is ohana housing, also known as […]

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From Kaaawa to a front row seat in Venice

September 28th, 2014 · 7 Comments

And now for something completely different. You couldn’t watch the news over the last couple of days without knowing more than you ever wanted to know about actor George Clooney’s wedding in Venice. So I emailed a friend from Kaaawa who is in the middle of a nearly 2-month stay in Venice, where she and […]

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Day Two without computer

September 22nd, 2014 · 9 Comments

I’m trying to get by with an iPad and iPhone. It’s frustrating, since my MacBook Pro is set up just the way I want it, and I’m used to my work flow when using it. While I can get by with my temporary setup, I find that it isn’t up to more complex tasks. Or, […]

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Woe is me…Sunday without a computer

September 21st, 2014 · 2 Comments

We’ll, I’m stuck this morning without access to my computer and most of my data….so a full blog post isn’t going to happen. It’s a story that I may tell after I get the problem solved, but that won’t be until tomorrow sometime, at best. In the meantime, today is the 2014 Na Wahine O […]

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