Category: Editorials

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Spooky Times On The Garden Isle

Beware the ghosts, ghouls and goblins that may be hiding under your bed this week. But don’t worry, they’re only anticipating their annual celebration of Halloween Friday evening — one of my favorite holidays as a keiki (which I’m sure had nothing to do with my sweet tooth). Whether you dress up or not, I […]

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Amazing Show In Sky Above Kauai

Was anyone else lucky enough to see the total eclipse of the moon during the wee hours of a Wednesday morning earlier this month? It was a magical moment and one I’m glad I didn’t miss, thanks to my fiancé. Though I may have been a touch annoyed to have my beauty sleep interrupted that […]

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No Vote, No Grumbling Allowed

I hope you’ve registered to vote by now. I never thought I’d be the one to preach this, but I’ve learned that you can’t grumble about the way things are unless you actually do something about it. The general election is right around the corner (Nov. 4), and there are many hot debates circulating in […]

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Animal-protection Laws Lacking

My mother’s kitty was shot several years ago on Kauai. This incident was deeply disheartening, and I’ve wondered since then who could have done such a thing and, more importantly, why. This year in particular, kitties — not just feral cats but people’s family members — are severely suffering the wrath of people’s cruel, unchecked […]

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Mariota: ‘I’ve Come A Long Way’

He is so down to earth, so not full of himself, the temptation is to say Marcus Mariota is just a normal college kid. Except that he’s on the cover of Sports Illustrated this week as the likely first pick in the NFL Draft next spring … and he is one of the two most […]

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Now That’s A Welcome Home

I love … love. I’m such a sucker for it. That’s why I can’t resist mentioning an international love story and the sweet serenade that took place recently at Lihue Airport. Randy Leonard, musical director of Kauai Voices and a nurse at Wilcox Memorial Hospital, welcomed home his fiancé, Rommel Rodriguez, from Ecuador Sept. 19 […]

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Parakeets, Gardens And A Film

Has anyone else noticed the flourishing population of rose-ringed parakeets lately? I marvel at the flocks of our fine-feathered friends as they return to their roosts every night. From what I understand, they leave at dawn each morning and travel to the Westside mecca of GMO cornfields to feast on the crops. And as the […]

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A Day Of Peace In Hanapepe

“Peace on Earth” seems like such a far-fetched concept, yet it’s something most of us yearn for. It’s baffling how something that, in theory, is so easily obtainable if we all just learned to agree to disagree, but is so challenging in reality because we have such a hard time accepting that not everyone has […]

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Marathon Continues To Grow

Congratulations to everyone who took part in the Kauai Marathon and Half Marathon Aug. 31. This year’s sixth annual run featured nearly 2,000 participants from around the world, including more than 900 from Hawaii, of which almost 700 were from Kauai. I always am amazed by the athletic ability and endurance of marathoners, and give […]

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Something About Majestic Trees

I was saddened that one of my favorite trees on the island has seen its final days. The sweeping umbrella branches and gently rustling leaves of this monkeypod — that never failed to lift my spirits or lull me to sleep — were distressingly chainsawed limb by beautiful limb last month. Though I’ve been touted […]