Category: What’s Next

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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 […]

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Busted

In the American justice system, we are all innocent until proven guilty. In the marriage justice system, husbands are guilty until proven innocent. Even when we prove our innocence, we still reek of guilt because it seems to be our nature. My case in point occurred in our living room, one of the few places […]

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K9 Family

It’s ridiculous the love that our family has for our dog Buddy. It’s so bad that even I, mister manly man, admit that, when speaking to him, my voice actually goes up eight octaves as though I’m trying to get a baby to laugh. That being said, I consider him part of our immediate family. […]

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Technology Time Machine

I never realized how addicted I am to my smart phone until I didn’t have it. It’s something I have with me at all times. Of course, I’m in the newspaper business, which is a 24/7 availability demand of my position — kind of like being married. Anyway, last week I was having one of […]

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A Dad’s Mom Lessons

Every year since our kids were born, I have stressed to make sure that Mother’s Day went just right. To me, Mother’s Day should be celebrated every day of the year because what they do for their children and families cannot possibly be recognized in a single day. Of course, if it were celebrated every […]

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Stepping In No. 2

When I was in school, I was never good at taking tests. Something about it seemed so confining and conforming. I was just never the kind of student who did well testing. Certainly I am not holding myself up as a role model. In fact, just the opposite: Do not be like me. My wife […]