Category: What’s Next

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All Washed Up

Man, I had a pretty busy weekend the other week. And by busy, I mean I was inundated with chores that had to do with washing stuff. Not talking about washing clothes, as my wife really doesn’t like me messing with the laundry. I get out of that because the few times when I have […]

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Dodging Bullets

The past couple of years, I haven’t done much travel off the island. I, however, recently made a single-day business trip to a Neighbor Island. You would have thought I was going to Disneyland, as I started planning days ahead. Although there would be no luggage, I mapped out with great accuracy all the things […]

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Toast Of The Town

I think because I write in such a public forum, people assume that I am a good public speaker. I do all right, I guess, but truth be told, I’m kind of a shy, quiet type of guy. My wife is probably somewhere rolling her eyes as I write this, but I am seriously uncomfortable […]

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Hero Is A Sandwich

We had the pleasure of a major family visit last week: my wife’s sister and her family, plus my wife’s older brother and his family, for a total of 12 visitors. With a Portuguese family and a mixture of spouses, it was a ton of fun. The days were chock full of things they wanted […]

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Guilt By Association

There is nothing I wouldn’t do for my wife. In our years together, she has always put me first, and so I hope I have reciprocated in every way possible. Of course, I never said it was easy, as my persona is rooted in trying to be a manly man. So, I don’t wear my […]

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No More Screeching

Even though as publisher of MidWeek, I’m technically the boss, in my office I’m more like the opposite of boss. I’m the opposite of boss because most times around here I’m kind of a loser. Take, for instance, last week. MidWeek has a really nice office setup. There is an outer entry door, a foyer […]

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Driven To Tears

Time flies when you have kids. We have two, so I feel like I’ve been in a forward-moving time machine — blink and a year has gone by. I started writing this column in January of the same year our daughter was born, 17 years ago. You’ve literally watched her grow up on these pages, […]

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At Your Disposal

“Ron, I need you!” Those are words that I believe most husbands would like to hear from their wives. That is, unless they are followed by these words, “The kitchen garbage disposal isn’t working.” Seems like my life lately has been in a constant state of disrepair. A few months ago it was our cars, […]

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Just Like Peas

This column was originally published Oct. 19, 2005. Talking technology in my house is like talking about apples and oranges. Actually, it’s more like talking Apples, because we are a Macintosh kind of family. It mostly has to do with me because in the publishing business, “Macs” seem to be the computer of choice. I […]

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Demand And Supply

I realize this column has become my outlet for venting the woes of my domestic life. Let me make it completely clear that I am a totally happy and satisfied husband, father and son. Having said that, here’s my rant for the week. In my old age I have really taken notice of certain things. […]