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Throwback Thursday: Malaekahana 1959

March 26th, 2015 · 1 Comment

My old friend, Honolulu attorney Roy Yempuku, will be surprised to see this week’s Throwback Thursday. It’s a photo of the two of us taken during a family vacation at Malaekahana in 1959, probably in the summer. We had invited Roy to come with us. I don’t recall if we were there for a week, […]

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Tags: History · Photographs

Reducing a lifetime’s stash of stuff

March 23rd, 2015 · 9 Comments

The Seattle Times’ Pacific NW Magazine captured the problem of what George Carlin referred to as our “stuff” in a story a few days ago (“Too much stuff: We collect it all our lives, and then what?“). These paragraphs seemed to be describing my own situation exactly, as I’m still not finished sorting the stuff […]

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Tags: Consumer issues · General · History

When the Navy disclosed its history of nuclear weapon accidents

March 21st, 2015 · 3 Comments

I’m trying to reduce a file cabinet of old documents to a box or two, a bunch of scans, and a couple of bags of trash. It isn’t easy. I keep finding notes that remind me of “the story behind the story” told in published articles. Back in the late 1970s, while I was on […]

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Tags: History · Media · Politics · Sunshine · War & Peace

Throwback Thursday: Heading off to college

March 12th, 2015 · 2 Comments

This damaged photo dates back to 1965 or 1966. It was taken in the front yard of my family’s home in Kahala. I was dressed (in a suit and tie no less) and ready to start on the long trip to Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington. My initial recollection was that this was taken […]

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Tags: History · Photographs

Remembering Dorian Paskowitz

March 8th, 2015 · 3 Comments

I was interested to see the Star-Advertiser story about the memorial service for old-time surfer, Dorian Paskowitz who died last year at age 93 (“Family and friends bid aloha to influential surfing legend“). A very young Paskowitz was active in the fledgling Waikiki Surf Club back in the late 1940s. For example, Paskowitz was a […]

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Tags: History · Photographs