Another 36 days, and it’s all on you

An open letter to Governor Ige, April 25, 2020 Dear Governor Ige: I listened to your press conference and then read your 6th emergency proclamation. While everyone is focusing on the fact that you are now ordering everyone to stay home for another 30-plus days, I also saw what you did right at the top of the proclamation. Yup, you determined that the Mayors of the counties needed to stop ...
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Beating a drum & tidbits from the week

This last week in Hawaii a number of different events happened at the government and society that leads me to do a “week in review” type post for today (4/18) DON A MASK OR ELSE. So, on Tuesday the 14th Mayor Kirk Caldwell of Honolulu came out with a new proclamation requiring people put masks on in public places. I was afraid he was going to go down this road, ...
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How’s our investment doing?

A follow up letter to my 3/29/2020 letter to Hawaii Government Leaders Dear government leaders of Hawaii: On the 29th of March I wrote you a letter, saying that by and large the people of Hawaii were adhering to your proclamations. These proclamations have kept hundreds of thousands of people at home, making a go of the whole “telework” idea. But unfortunately, over 200,000 of those residents are home trying ...
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Disjointed Response – Not Surprised

As the COVID-19 saga continues, one quiet but notable narrative has started to emerge. That narrative being why isn’t the federal government coordinating the entire response to the pandemic? Of course, there is some national coordination happening, but it seems limited to money and policy related to money – fiscal policy and such. When it comes, though to actual coordination by a federal body on issues like quarantine, testing and ...
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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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