Category: What’s Next

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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 […]

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You Talking To Me?

This column originally was published Feb. 8, 2012. Probably one of the best things I did in 2011 was to get a family dog. I’ve always loved animals, but there’s something about a dog that is so endearing. Maybe the fact that my wife, my mom and I were all born in the Year of […]

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Sparkling Personality

My wife and I are on the back-end of our daughter’s senior year in high school. That means our lives no longer belong to us and everything we do seems to be in preparation of her graduation. Having already gone through this with our son, we actually don’t mind and are trying to savor all […]

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Concession Concession

The other weekend my wife and 17-year-old daughter decided that they were going to treat themselves to pedi-cures. This gave me a great opportunity to finally watch a movie by myself, which translates to watching a movie I want to see. Usually when I go to a movie with them it has to be something […]

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Storage Wars

While I love the Christmas holiday season, there is one thing about it that I absolutely hate. That is the fact that it ends. What that means to Ron Nagasawa is that I have to take down and put away all of our holiday decorations. The entire process of putting up and taking down decorations […]

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Fight The Power

I realize that we’re a couple of weeks into January, but I finally can tell you about my New Year’s Eve experience. Our family had a really nice treat over the holidays, in that my wife’s older brother, his wife and 8-year-old daughter came from the Mainland to spend New Year’s with us. That was […]

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What The Flask

In this new year of 2015, I really need to get up to speed with pop culture and all the new local trends. For me not to do so reveals my age, and maybe how out of tune I am with our kids. I literally have become my father, as I can remember a time […]

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The Weaker Sex

I made my New Year’s resolution about four months ago. After a year of laying off the gym and letting old bad eating habits back into my life, I was reversing the benefits of a three-year weight loss. I simply could not go back to where I was, so I signed up for a 28-day […]

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The 12 Chores Of Christmas

Since my wife works at a school, during Christmas and New Year’s she has about two weeks off. Of course, she spends it with our 17-year-old daughter and our 25-year-old son, who is home for a visit from graduate school. It also gives her time to come up with a “Honey Do” list for me […]

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Immaculate Receptacle

Christmas is a season for miracles, and I’m a simple guy, so my miracle expectations are pretty low on the scale of grandeur. And don’t get me wrong — by no means am I comparing my miracle to anything religious. That’s because my miracle has to do with a garbage can. That’s right, a garbage […]