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Abercombie, Cayetano in Senate photos from early 1980s

April 10th, 2014 · 6 Comments · History, Legislature, Photographs, Politics

Here are a couple of photos showing members of the State Senate at work in the early 1980s, including two future governors. In the first photo, Ben Cayetano is at the far end of the table, and is chairman of this committee. I believe he chaired the Senate Ways and Means Committee. To his right […]

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Off to a memorial gathering for Meda’s mom

April 3rd, 2014 · 3 Comments · History

By the time this is posted early Thursday morning, we’ll be on a flight to San Francisco to attend a small memorial gathering for Meda’s mother, Margaret Renton Chesney, who died in February. It’s a short trip with not much time on the ground, enough for a family dinner followed by a Saturday memorial to […]

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What’s most important in politics–Principle or Pragmatism?

March 21st, 2014 · 5 Comments · Campaigns, History, Politics

I’m currently reading Robert Caro’s book, The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Vol. IV (Vintage)>, part of his series probing the career of LBJ. The first section focuses on the lead-up to the 1960 Democratic Party nomination for president. It is extraordinarily good reading, better than a novel for political junkies. Although […]

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1933 UH medal among items stolen, then returned

March 19th, 2014 · 7 Comments · History, Photographs

Here’s one of the items that was stolen, and then returned, over the weekend. It’s a small medal, presented to my mother as a member of the UH Women’s Swimming Team in February 1933 after winning a major local competition. It was, if I’m not mistaken, the first time the university had fielded a swim […]

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A St. Patrick’s Day greeting

March 17th, 2014 · 1 Comment · History

And a Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you! That’s a greeting from my Irish side, which goes back to my great-grandfather, Robert William Cathcart, shown in this photograph taken soon after the beginning of the 20th Century. I posted the same photo last year on St. Patrick’s Day, and my sister added more details on […]

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