A few weeks ago I went to Kalama Park in Kihei to see the Maui Roller Girls. It was public skating day at the rink. The sun was setting while pop music played in the background. I curled my fingers around the chainlink fence as I watched about two-dozen derby girls wearing black shorts or skirts, fishnets and green tank tops deftly skated around a handful of children. I found … [Read more...] about Roller Derby!
Not long ago a young Japanese woman staying in Wailea for a wedding accidentally locked herself out of her hotel room. It was around 11 at night as she walked on the sidewalk through Wailea on her way back to the festivities. Walking quickly in the dark, a man riding a bicycle approached her. He began asking her questions, apparently attempting to lure her off the main … [Read more...] about CSI:MAUI
Everyone has his or her own perspective on sex and love. Most of us consider them separate—one an action, the other an emotion. We know this, yet sometimes it’s hard not to find them entangled in our mind’s bed sheets. While most of us find this occasionally challenging, I spoke with one woman who finds the division very clear. MAUI TIME WEEKLY: So what would you say … [Read more...] about It’s ‘Only Flesh’
The price of spirituality stresses me out. Why does it cost half of my rent to “enhance the essence of my being” for a weekend? I don’t remember reading that Jesus or Buddha ever asked for hundreds of dollars as they were dropping knowledge and blessings, but I could have missed something. I first noticed this pricey investment trend in my 20’s while living in the Bay Area. … [Read more...] about The Cost of Spirituality
How can I get more willpower? This question has eluded me throughout my teen and adult years, set in motion by my first glazed donut. The glory of its sugary, squashy doughyness set a cellular pattern in my resistance gene. It was that first donut that set a cycle of behavior, making it easier for me to give into temptation. I have always made excuses for my lack of … [Read more...] about Deficient Drive