Asian Stigma Is Killing People in Hawai’i

RE: The Big Island Is Confronting A Big Problem With Fentanyl Aloha e Paula Dobbyn ~ Mahalo for your informative and educational article. I’m certified to administer NARCAN and counsel people considering opioid use or suffering addiction. According to CDC figures, one person dies of a drug overdose every 11 days on Big Island. Paula Dobbyn … Continue reading Asian Stigma Is Killing People in Hawai’i

All I Want for Christmas is Privileged Asians to End Their Cruelty in Hawai’i

As most of the mainland U.S. battles the brutal cold of a deep polar plunge, we've returned to enjoying beautiful tropical weather. Our keiki (kids) are waiting with excitement for Santa to paddle up in his canoe with presents for all. Like many places around the world during the holiday season, there is an abundant … Continue reading All I Want for Christmas is Privileged Asians to End Their Cruelty in Hawai’i

Hawai’i DOH Approves New Medical Cannabis Dispensary on Maui

Hawai'i Department of Health announced approval of a third medical cannabis retail dispensary for PONO LIFE MAUI after it passed a final on-site inspection for its third retail facility. PONO LIFE MAUI’s new retail location is in Paia, Maui at 149 Hana Highway Unit #2, Paia, and expects to begin sales on Wednesday, November 23, … Continue reading Hawai’i DOH Approves New Medical Cannabis Dispensary on Maui

Suicide or Stick Around? Holidays Are Rough

A lifelong friend posted today about suicide (attached below): “In my darkest moments, I thought about taking my life. I never actually tried. I just thought about it. I contemplated what would be the easiest way to go -- physically for me and emotionally for everyone around me." Can relate. I thought about it. All … Continue reading Suicide or Stick Around? Holidays Are Rough

Hawai’i Policies Keep Talented Professionals Out; Do Not Keep You Safe

Steward Yerton, writing in Civil Beat today, featured a recommended policy change that would make it easier for dentists to move to Hawai’i. State Rep. Sean Quinlan, who chairs the House Committee on Economic Development, plans to introduce legislation to put Hawai'i on the same footing as 46 other states, the District of Columbia and Puerto … Continue reading Hawai’i Policies Keep Talented Professionals Out; Do Not Keep You Safe

Rush Limbaugh Mocked Gays. Hawaiian Electric CEO Connie Lau Scorns Disabled Patients

Funny how life seems so easy and obvious in hindsight. Sports fans know the right plays after the game is over. Stock investors are certain about the best deals last year. WOKE culture looks backward and shames those who supported slavery or the traditional family. These moral certitudes appear "no brainers" to most today. Our generation … Continue reading Rush Limbaugh Mocked Gays. Hawaiian Electric CEO Connie Lau Scorns Disabled Patients

Happy Valentine’s Day: Go Smash the Patriarchy Beautiful Flowers

Good friend of mine, Nedi McKnight, one kind and compassionate local girl, posted this meme today: Roses are red; knowledge is power. Go smash the patriarchy, you beautiful flower. SMASH the Patriarchy??? Responded to the meme. I didn't want to go to war; didn't want to work deep in the mines; didn't want to leave … Continue reading Happy Valentine’s Day: Go Smash the Patriarchy Beautiful Flowers

Hawaii Needs Aloha Like Senator Charles Schumer

Collectively we're in the most stressful, challenging and frankly frightful time of our lives. Must be similar to what our grandparents, The Greatest Generation, experienced during the depression and war. Labeled this crisis the Third World War in early 2020. As in times of war, millions of Americans now battle effects of Pandemic PTSD. We … Continue reading Hawaii Needs Aloha Like Senator Charles Schumer

Hawaiian Electric Continues Criminal Justice Atrocities

On January 17, 1893, the Hawai'i kingdom was overthrown when a group of businessmen formed the 13-member Committee of Safety and forced Queen Lili'uokalani to abdicate her throne. Three of Hawaiian Electric's five executives, President William W. Hall, Treasurer Jonathan Austin and Thomas May, directed the Committee that committed the atrocity. A hundred years later, the … Continue reading Hawaiian Electric Continues Criminal Justice Atrocities

All I Want for Christmas is My Rapists Held Accountable

Testifying before subcommittees of the U.S. Senate in April 1971, John Kerry posed the questions: How do you ask a man to be the last man to die in Vietnam? How do you ask a man to be the last man to die for a mistake? When U.S. officials committed to military engagement in Vietnam, … Continue reading All I Want for Christmas is My Rapists Held Accountable