Category: What’s Next

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If The Shoe Fits

Black Friday and Cyber Monday have come and gone, but at least one purchase I made continues to haunt me. I’m not a big fan of those shopping days, and I am usually a bystander rather than a participant. For my wife and 17-year-old daughter, those days are like the best dessert you could ever […]

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All Tied Up

My wife and I get invited to a great many events, thanks to the generosity of friends and work acquaintances. We try to attend as many of these as we can, as oftentimes I represent our company and our publications. For the most part it’s fun, as we spend time with some great people and […]

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The Buddy System

The old adage “A dog is a man’s best friend” really holds up in the Nagasawa household these days, especially Saturdays. My girls, namely my wife and daughter, are usually busy with our daughter’s hula and Tahitian dance class, where my wife is kind of a dance mom, but in a good way and not […]

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Rope A Dope

Most of you may have heard about a fundraising program for Special Olympics called “Over the Edge.” People raise a minimum of $1,000 in donations in order to have an opportunity to rappel off a building in Waikiki. Sounds crazy, right? But you’d be surprised by how many people do it, probably as it serves […]

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Car Toon

As busy as my staff is here at MidWeek, I always try to find ways to lighten things up. One way is to feed them. The other week, one of my editors was doing a story on a new ice cream shop. It’s located in Kakaako near our offices, and they make their ice cream […]

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Of Mice And Men

So the other morning I was going to blend myself a protein shake for breakfast. One of the ingredients I throw in is a banana. I went to grab one from the bunch in a bowl on our kitchen table. That’s when I noticed that one of the bananas looked as though something had gnawed […]

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Drop In The Bucket

Although the weather really sucked with the passing of Hurricane Ana, the good news is no one was seriously hurt. Still, there was a lot of rain and flooding, so no one really came away from it unscathed. I know my family didn’t, and let me tell you why. No question that, in my house, […]

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Hello Dolly!

I may have mentioned that several weeks ago my wife’s family was in town. That included her 7-year-old niece. For the most part, she hung out with our 17-year-old daughter, who is really great with kids. Our daughter brought out her old dolls for her to play with, including a collectible American Girl doll. The […]

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Wet Blanket

The other evening, as my wife and I headed for bed, she paused and asked me where Buddy’s blanket was. First of all, with the hot and humid weather we’ve been having, like, forever, the word blanket doesn’t exist in my vocabulary. I asked, “What?” She replied, “What did you do with Buddy’s blanket?” This […]

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In The Moment

I would like to commission some doctors and scientists to do a study on the way my wife thinks. The problem with that is I don’t have a billion dollars to pay for it. I mean, the way my wife thinks is so complex that it might be easier and cheaper to build a time […]