Our Pop – 1923 – 2019

According to the time clock on the video, the service took 17 minutes and 12 seconds, give or take a second. With the transport of the ashes to the new columbarium, columbarium 13 the friends and family that came to see my father for the last time was in and out of Punchbowl in one hour flat. One hour to say goodbye to someone that was born in the greatest ...
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Have we run out of ideas?

So a few days ago, on my Facebook page “Politics Hawai‘i with Stan Fichtman”, I posted an article by CNBC, outlining how the order came down to take out Iranian Major General Qasem Soleimani, by a US drone. It talked about the conversations made to the President, Donald Trump, by advisers who, at Mar-A-Lago, presented options to the President in response to Iranian attacks in the Green Zone in Baghdad ...
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The Brutality of the Museum Market

On Saturday the 28th of December, a museum closed its doors for the final time. And no, we are not talking about the recent reports on the Barbers Point Naval Air Museum, which by the way is going to court. No, we’re talking about here another World War II-themed museum, the Home of the Brave Museum in Kakaako. A couple of months ago its owner Glen Tomlinson, announced that due ...
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…Try Something Else

While the State of Hawaii was busying themselves with last minute shopping and preparations for Christmas, the Government that runs the state announced that they would make a move to stand down police and security at the Mauna Kea standoff of the Thirty Meter Telescope (“TMT”). Mauna Kea, August 2019PC: The Author It was said in that announcement that the Kia`i (means “protector” in Hawaiian, pronounced “kia e” and is ...
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Letters to the Publisher

A "Tale of an Eviction" side story It is a rare thing to hear from a reader about my written work. Most times it’s a short text or email to me saying, in effect “atta boy” or “nice work”. Even when I was running my podcast “The SuperflyOz Podcast: from April 2017 – April 2019, I would only from time to time hear from a listener. My policy then was ...
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