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Uncle George and Me

December 15th, 2014 · 10 Comments

A selfie, “Uncle George and me,” taken on Saturday at the recently renovated Volcano House in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. It was a mind-bending experience for me, as past and present collided. We were at the Volcano House to meet with one of Meda’s colleagues from UH Hilo, who lives in the volcano area. When […]

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Tags: History · Photographs

A new first-person account of the January 1976 protest landing on Kahoolawe

December 12th, 2014 · No Comments

Steve Morse, another of the original “Kahoolawe Nine” who took part in the first major protest landing on Kahoolawe in January 1976, has written a first-person account of the experience. “First Landing: The Story of the Kahoolawe Nine” is now available through Amazon.com. From the book’s online blurb: FIRST LANDING is an entertaining and provocative […]

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Tags: History · Media · Politics

Are there recycling bins at Honolulu Airport?

December 12th, 2014 · 8 Comments

I was in the Hawaiian Airlines terminal at Honolulu Airport yesterday. I bought a bottle of tea to drink while waiting. And when I was done, I went to do my duty and recycle the plastic bottle. Oops. I found plenty of trash containers, but no recycling bins. Not a one. Come to think of […]

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Tags: environment · History · Politics

Throwback Thursday: Saying goodbye to 1969

December 11th, 2014 · No Comments

The date: December 31, 1969. New Year’s Eve. We spent the evening at my parents’ place in Kahala. At least that’s what the photo record shows. There are two mango trees in the back yard in Kahala. One, a white Bombay Pirie, was planted when my sister, Bonnie, was born. The other, a wonderful haden […]

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Charlie Chang, Jr., Steeple Jack, c. 1970

December 8th, 2014 · 3 Comments

I was working as a photographer at the East-West Center in 1970 when I met Charlie Chang, Jr. He billed himself as a steeplejack, although he wrote it out in two words, “Steeple Jack.” Chang had apparently been hired to fix the flagpoles outside Jefferson Hall. Chang’s van was a bit of local folk art, and […]

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Tags: History · Photographs