Second Act

In a world where it’s becoming increasingly difficult to obtain resources, having the ability to quickly acquire them using the influence of a former executive’s personality is seen as an advantage. In Hawaii, this earned asset, developed over years of service, may allow more individuals to engage in an “act 2” of their public service career now and into the future. 

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Marian, Jim, and the boats

WHEN I RECEIVED THE NEWS THAT Marian had passed away in February 2023, I needed a few moments to process it. It felt like the world had opened and taken away someone good, leaving a little hole in my heart. Her passing symbolized a loss that I felt, and still feel months later, even with time.

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How times have changed

Indeed, if you go back in the history of Hawai‘i aviation and the issues of ownership and who operated, the mere fact that an airline that was not “Hawai‘i based” came in to buy a “Hawai‘i based airline” that didn’t elicit an immediate hearing in the State Capitol on the merits of it told me that, indeed, the relationship between the people of Hawai‘i, its government officials, and its aviation options, has very much changed.

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Fundraiser season is upon us

Along with the preparations for Thanksgiving dinner, the decorating of one’s house for the holiday season, and being sure that vacation time is put in for people, your elected government officials are also prepping for another type of season.

That is the start of the “fundraising season” for candidates up for election in the 2024 polls.

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Re-evaluation of leadership

[I]fpeople are going to blame “someone” for this, it should be the politicians who took in information and direction from subject matter experts like Anthony Fauci and other scientists and added critical thinking of how to either work that suggestion on society or not.

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Charm offensive?

With that, the question is whether the offensive will work, and whether will it be long enough to change residents’ minds about the ability of the US military to be “good neighbors”. To this blogger, time will tell with initial actions “sounding promising”.

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The price list

As a humble blogger, I find it challenging to fully comprehend the narrative and impact list of events such as the Lahaina fires. Nevertheless, when such a calamity occurs, the destruction and damage caused to a vast area are significant. It affects everything from structures to public infrastructure. Each item has a material name, and most of them come with a particular cost.

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