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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

Harriet becomes a druggie

March 31st, 2014 · 3 Comments

Harriet and I made a trip to VCA in Kaneohe yesterday. She’s started chewing on her rear end–the fur backs of her legs, the back of her tail, and on her tummmy has been mostly licked off. Time to have one of VCA’s excellent vets take a look. The result–no obvious physical cause was found. […]

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Tags: Cats · Health

A Big Wind project shot down in Maine, and other recent investigative reporting

March 11th, 2014 · 5 Comments

When I sought medical advice over the weekend looking for relief from a nagging cough that followed me back from our recent visit to winter in Philadelphia, the doctor asked if I needed “a letter for work.” I laughed and declined, figuring I don’t have anyone to give such a letter to. I probably should […]

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Tags: Energy · environment · Health · Media · Politics

Five months and counting since that dog day on the beach

February 20th, 2014 · 8 Comments

It’s been five months since I intervened in a dog attack on the beach in Kaaawa, a move which led to an emergency room visit, a “partial amputation,” and an involuntarily shortened index finger on my right hand (see “Not just another day at the beach“). In the interim, Small dog–the one that was attacked–has […]

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Tags: Dogs · Health

Back from the abyss

February 12th, 2014 · 18 Comments

We’re back! Thanks to everyone who left comments or emailed in response to yesterday’s short post. My brief adventure in medical land ended (at least for now) when Queen’s let me escape about 1 p.m. yesterday. The long and short of it is that despite experiencing a combination of symptoms that could be mistaken for […]

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Tags: Health