I’ve never seen it like this

As regular readers of this blog know, I am a big fan of aviation. It is part of my family’s experiential DNA, and what helped develop my families ties to Hawaii. In fact, recently during my father’s funeral, many who worked in that field came out and helped my family say goodbye to him, a person who became seeped in the industry after his service in World War II. I ...
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Rights on the mind

As regular readers of this column know, the issue of the civil rights of citizens during this time of COVID-19 has been an examined subject. Going back a couple of weeks, this column spoke about some of the legal issues that have emerged with the sociological limitations put in place. At the same time, a discussion ensued with a friend of mine, delving into these issues a bit more. They ...
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We’re doing our job, now do yours

An open letter to our government leaders in Hawai‘i, Dear Government leaders of Hawai‘i. Over the past two to three weeks, you have made it very clear that the only thing that is going to save all of us from the COVID-19 virus is to shut down general society, force everyone to work and stay at home, and relegate the people to a very narrow band of options to even ...
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Reducing Exposure

As the implementation of the stay-at-home orders for Hawaii took effect, it is hoped that the spread of the COVID-19 virus will abate. But its going to take time, full stop. With that, there is another limit of exposure that should also be implemented. I am talking about the bulletins on our phone, that we allow to pop up whenever “breaking news” comes up. In fact, it got to the ...
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Rights, while going down the rabbit hole

I was grateful to receive an email from a friend – Ian Lind – promoting his latest piece, on his blog, this Saturday evening. It talked about Covid-19 and the “right to travel”, delving into the constitutional and legal arguments that are possible counters to the ongoing call to ban visitors from coming to Hawaii from another state. While the piece is a bit heavy laden in the legal issues, ...
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