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Longevity and reality

May 12, 2015 People are living longer today — a lot longer. Whether it is because of better medical care or healthier lifestyles, today’s population is living a lot longer than its parents or grandparent. more »»

Celebrating Mother’s Day

May 10, 2015 “One bright and guiding light “That taught me wrong from right “I found in my mother’s eyes . . . “God’s gift sent from above “One real unselfish love “I found in my mother’s eyes. more »»

The gates are wide open

May 8, 2015 Well, we have Bridgegate for Chris Christie, Servergate and Donorgate for Hillary Clinton, and Boringgate for the rest of the 2016 presidential field. more »»

Anniversary of V-E Day

May 7, 2015 Friday is the 70th celebration of Victory in Europe. May 8, 1945, is marked as the day that Germany surrendered, when the Nazis laid down their arms ending the European part of World War II. more »»

Learning from JFK

May 6, 2015 “Let us not despair but act. Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer but the right answer. more »»

Boys’ Day, a tradition

May 5, 2015 May 5 is an opportunity for all of Maui to enjoy a cultural contribution to the island’s calendar of special days. more »»

Kudos on bill passage

May 3, 2015 The entire Maui delegation to the Hawaii state Legislature deserves commendation for the passage of House Bill 1075, the bill that allows for a public-private partnership for our region of the Hawai... more »»

The meanings of May Day

May 1, 2015 Today is May Day. more »»

We’re broke, they’re loaded

April 30, 2015 As Maui waits to see what becomes of its hospital, Maui Memorial Medical Center, it is hard not to wonder about the disconnect between our real world and the business of medicine. more »»

A strange intervention

April 29, 2015 Tuesday night, a state House-Senate conference committee agreed on a bill that would allow the Maui Region of Hawaii Health Service Corp. more »»

Inspiring students

April 28, 2015 A Gallup Poll of 30,000 college graduates last year found that “name-brand” schools don’t produce happier lives or more success than good old generic one. more »»

Another look at politics

April 26, 2015 There is a tendency to look at history — particularly at our historical heroes — through rose-colored glasses. more »»

Attend the HHSC meeting

April 24, 2015 We would urge everyone to attend Tuesday evening’s public meeting of the Maui Region of Hawaii Health Systems Corp. The topic is the budget cut facing Maui Memorial Medical Center in fiscal year 2016. more »»

Random thoughts

April 23, 2015 Thursday odds and ends: Getting the chair: Wow, we finally got a chance last weekend to try one of those new trim seats Hawaiian Airlines is installing on its Boeing 717s for interisland flights. more »»

Molested yet again

April 22, 2015 Our legal system has a strange bent to it. Some statutes defy logic, and court interpretations sometimes even make them stranger. more »»

New media, old biases

April 21, 2015 As one surfs the massive waves of the Internet ocean, one thing becomes abundantly clear: The World Wide Web is not a place for objectivity. more »»

Learn from a mistake

April 19, 2015 County Council Budget Committee Chairman Riki Hokama has the proper take on the county auditor’s report that says the county lost out on $21 million for failing to send funds from fiscal years 2010... more »»

Forgetful? Join the club

April 17, 2015 Well, here’s a depressing thought: According to an article in The Wall Street Journal titled “Why We Keep Losing Our Keys; Absentminded at Any Age,” the brain’s cognitive functioning peaks at age 20... more »»

A sense of entitlement

April 16, 2015 Now that Attorney General Doug Chin has decided to conduct a criminal investigation of purchases made with his Hawaii County purchase card, Mayor Billy Kenoi has decided he is through talking... more »»

A lot of work, a lot of money

April 15, 2015 If you think you feel a hand on your wallet today, relax — you do. But it’s just your old Uncle Sam relieving you of some of your hard-earned scratch. Yup, it’s Tax Day 201. more »»



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