The portrayal of your cousin

Over the past couple of weeks, you most likely have seen at least one of the “Your Cousin From Boston” commercials done by Sam Adams Beer. For those who have not had the chance to see it, you can find the series of commercials through this Google search. In general, it shows the funny but hapless antics of a person that is portrayed as your cousin from Boston. So you ...
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Returning to normal

With the news coming fast that the time for a “return to normal” is approaching those living in the United States, and those here in Hawaii, it's probably time to provide a little insight as to what we are looking at and what this return may play out. As some know who read this blog, my life has seen me live in other countries besides America, with at least three ...
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Hard getting a seat now

As the debate rages in Hawaii about the mandatory mask issue, since the CDC came out with its new guidance on masks and vaccinated people, one element of the economy that is affected by all this is restaurants. Of course, we all know when the pandemic started, the hospitality industry as a whole took one, if not the biggest hit with mandatory shutdowns and such. With the relaxing of regulations ...
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Mission creep, quagmire, or a visionless project

One of the first things that were disturbing about the debate over the Honolulu rail system (otherwise known as the Honolulu mass-transit project) was the fact that no one at Honolulu Hale could succinctly come up with what the vision of the endeavor was. There have been a plethora of reasons for building the rail, but no one has come up with a cohesive vision as to why - maybe ...
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Hibiscus Drive – how soon we forget

Over the past few weeks, starting on April 5, my birthday, there have been two events between residents of Oahu and Honolulu Police Officers that have taken up a lot of the news. To briefly summarize, on April 5. Honolulu Police shot and killed a 16-year-old in a police interaction after he and the other young people in the car that was stolen and was used as a getaway car ...
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