Category: Editorials

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Kauai: Home Of Housing Woes

I often wonder whether I’ll ever be able to purchase a house on Kauai. Right now, with the median home value at some $700,000, there’s no chance, and if it continues at this rate, pretty soon it’ll be near $1 million. That means that if I want to make this goal an actual reality, I […]

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Kauai Stars In Another Film Hit

Dinosaurs come back to life in the latest 3D installment of the Jurassic Park movie series, Jurassic World, which hits Kukui Grove Cinema June 26. Kauai’s beauty is the backdrop once again for the fictitious Isla Nublar where Jurassic Park is set. This is the fourth movie in the series that premiered more than two […]

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Doing Business With Good Businesses

I have to use this opportunity to plug a couple of businesses I was truly pleased with recently for their level of customer service. First of all, a few months ago on my way to conduct an interview, I was in a small fender-bender while cruising through the traffic mess that is Kapaa. Needless to […]

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Mixed Feelings About Tourist Season

Residents are bracing for the summertime barrage of visitors slated this month to start gracing the island with their presence. Some may love this fact, especially small businesses that thrive when visitors are aplenty, while others dread the impact. I can understand the alarm, as our infrastructure does not facilitate so many more people. But […]

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Forever Blessed By B.B.’s Music

Preparing to interview B.B. King in October 1995 for a MidWeek cover story, I read a biography on him, re-listened to two Public Radio interviews I’d taped a few years earlier, further immersed myself in his music, and then flew from Honolulu through Atlanta to Memphis. So standing outside B.B.’s dressing room between shows at […]

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Celebrating Women Who Lead, Serve

While penning my stories for this week’s edition, I realized they each just so happen to highlight women who are doing amazing things for the community. I’d like to use this opportunity to pay homage to all the females around the island who make such an empowering impact on our society. Your selfless acts to […]

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Ditching Coffee Cold Turkey

About a month ago, someone near and dear to me bet that I couldn’t go without coffee for two weeks. I took the challenge, and not only did I become $50 richer, but have stayed mostly java-free since. I didn’t realize how much I craved the sweet nectar until the first few days of my […]

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Mariota’s Greatness Just Beginning

No cheering in the press box. It’s the first rule of sports writing. But there I was in the area of the Saint Louis Clubhouse reserved for media April 30, applauding heartily when Marcus Mariota’s name was called as the second pick in the NFL Draft, by the Tennessee Titans, and reaching out to offer […]

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Getting Ready For The (Half) Marathon

I know I keep saying it, but one of these days I’ve got to lace up my sneaks and participate in some kind of organized run. There’s always the Kauai Marathon, or, for me, more like its half marathon. The run is set for Sept. 6, and organizers have teamed up with Work It Out […]

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Lots To Smile About This Week

Congratulations to Alan Ing, DDS, and his staff at Kauai Dental Care on the opening of the practice’s new office in Puhi. I had my teeth cleaned there recently, and I can tell you that the space is pristine and extremely comfortable, to boot. They’ve even got chairs that give you a subtle massage as […]