Category: What’s Next

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Knuckle Head

I am happy to report that so far I’ve survived eight months of my MMA Boot Camp training. We have a full class for something that happens at 4:45 in the morning. And as many of our workouts have us pairing up, I’m motivated to keep up, since I will get paired up with someone […]

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Don’t Feed The Animals

I just realized that we’re coming up on our dog Buddy’s fourth birthday. I remember when our daughter first picked him out. I was totally against it, for although I love animals, especially dogs, I thought there was more responsibility to pet ownership than we could handle. Of course, today I have zero regrets. I […]

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Dumpster Diving

As all the readers of my column probably know, our 17-year-old daughter is graduating from high school this year. With senior prom out of the way, as parents, our next goal was preparing for her graduation. One of the priorities at the top of the list is senior pictures. My wife and I both graduated […]

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A Feminine Touch

The other week I was sitting around at home, trying to decompress from a rough day at the office. While I love my job, the newspaper business can be stressful, what with deadlines and a readership in the hundreds of thousands. But we were headed to the weekend and a significant one at that, for […]

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Mood Lighting

The older I get, the more I need to rely on good lighting. As it is, I have to wear glasses to read and to work on my computer. But they aren’t any good without adequate lighting. At home, I control all the lighting choices, so I’ve converted all our incandescent bulbs to fluorescent or […]

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Back To The Future

I really feel lucky to be working for a company that continues to stay on the cutting edge of technology. In this business, you really have to, and we are given the tools to make sure we’re on top. Of course, everything we get has to be justified, as there is no such thing as […]

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Hard Liquor

I’ve mentioned in the past that, in my position as publisher of MidWeek, my wife and I receive quite a few invitations to attend various functions on the island. We’re very honored by this and humbled that they would like us to join them. For the most part, many are for charitable causes, so they […]

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Curb Appeal

We had some pretty nice weather the other weekend, so I decided to catch up with some yardwork at home. The first order of business was to get up on my roof and clear away foliage that was encroaching on my zero lot property from the neighbor behind us. Their palm fronds were touching our […]

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Dress Rehearsal

If there’s one thing that I really hate to do, it’s to go clothes shopping with my wife and 17-year-old daughter. I really have no purpose in that process other than maybe to pay the bill, but even then my wife can take care of that herself. I think it’s some kind of whacked-out test […]

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Silence Is Golden

The other week I needed to take a business trip to the Big Island. My trip was to start in Hilo and end in Kona. I was to travel with our vice president of human resources. I’ve worked with her for about 17 years now, and I can attest that she is one of the […]