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

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

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

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