Category: What’s Next

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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. […]

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Short Story Long

I have always been a believer of balance. Philosophically, I guess I mean Yin and Yang. My marriage is Yin and Yang. My wife of 25 years and I offset each other quite nicely. We are opposites in many ways, but always seem to balance each other. But, like walking a high-wire across the Grand […]

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Auction Block

My wife and I enjoy the privilege of being invited to many charitable functions, and it’s always impressive to see the generosity of our island community. Every day people struggle all over the island to make ends meet, and yet they are willing to support those who are less fortunate. It is the true definition […]

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Seasons Of Life

There is nothing like graduations in Hawaii. There are preschool and kindergarten graduations, middle school graduations, college and, of course, high school graduations. Next to Christmas, graduation season is probably one of the most expensive, since the islands are so small that it’s guaranteed you know at least 10 people graduating from one of the […]