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Behind the health care headlines

November 26th, 2014 · 6 Comments

Former Neighbor Bob shared some troubling observations on the state of our health care system. I’m turning the stage over to him this morning. six months ago my dentist sold his practice rather than digitalize his records and other issues [ Affordable Care Act] he had his practice 30 years my pharmacist tells me CVS/Caremark […]

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Tags: Business · Consumer issues · Health · Politics

Challenging obesogenic factors in our communities

November 21st, 2014 · 5 Comments

My Hawaii Monitor column this week at Civil Beat (“Hawaii Monitor: Let’s Tackle the Public Policies Promoting Obesity“) was a result of my participation in a recent panel put together by the folks who have organized the two “Value of Hawaii” volumes. I was very impressed by the presentation made by Dr. Keawe’aimoku Kaholokula, chair […]

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Tags: Food · Health · Politics

Throwback Thursday: Peacemaking in Manoa c.1976

October 30th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Here’s another photo recently found and scanned. That’s me standing outside the garage of the Honolulu Friends Center, the Quaker Meeting House in Manoa, which had been converted to offices for the local program of the American Friends Service Committee. At the time, I was program director for the Hawaii AFSC office. As I recall, […]

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Tags: Health · Photographs

Don’t miss this essay on aging

October 25th, 2014 · 4 Comments

Here’s a great weekend read, courtesy of the New York Times Magazine (“Old Masters at the top of their game“). The subtitle tells the story: “After 80, some people don’t retire. They reign.” It’s a deceptively simple look at the lessons of aging. An essay by Lewis H. Latham, accented by brief excerpts from a […]

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Tags: Health

Can urban density done right work for Honolulu?

October 20th, 2014 · 10 Comments

A Seattle Times columnist reviewed a book on urban design over the weekend, and it adds a useful perspective to our noticeable popular aversion to urban density, illustrated by the opposition to dense development in Kakaako (“Ingredients that make a happy city/Urban density done right makes for happy cities, advocate says“). The columnist, Jerry Large, […]

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Tags: environment · Health · Planning · Politics