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A traveler’s tale

November 18th, 2014 · 3 Comments

A beautiful story, wonderfully told by Palestinian-American poet Naomi Shihab Nye (“Gate A-4“) from David Kanigan’s “Live & Learn” blog. Wandering around the Albuquerque Airport Terminal, after learning my flight had been delayed four hours, I heard an announcement: “If anyone in the vicinity of Gate A-4 understands any Arabic, please come to the gate […]

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Throwback Thursday: A backyard photo

October 23rd, 2014 · No Comments

Here’s an old slide, recently rescued and scanned. I’m standing in the back yard of my parents’ home in Kahala. I don’t recall having such a short haircut, but photos don’t lie, do they?

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A quick look at ethics in the news

October 21st, 2014 · 1 Comment

Time for a quick survey of ethics news from elsewhere. There’s a lot of activity out there! “Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard Arrested in Ethics Case,” Wall Street Journal. According to the indictment, Mr. Hubbard used his position as chairman of the state Republican Party to secure business for his companies, including Craftmaster Printers, a […]

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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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