Dear Shameless Press Release, My neighbors simply will not shut up. Morning, noon and night, they're out there on their deck, drinking and smoking and carrying on as though they're the only ones in the building. When I complained to them, they laughed and threw empty PBR cans at me. What can I do? -Pissed in Paia Dear Pissed, ANAHEIM, Calif.—Author J. L. Greenberg pays … [Read more...] about Free Advice!
I don’t know about you, but I positively dread opening the newspaper these days. Wars are raging out of control; governments are powerless to help victims of floods and earthquakes; gasoline prices are racing to the moon. These are, to say the least, troubling times. The Barbarians are at the gates and the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are riding closer and closer. Something … [Read more...] about We Need a New Cabal
On April 13, CNN reported on how the U.S. Navy was showing off one of its special underwater anti-terror commando units to the media. As part of that publicity tour, we were able to interview a member of that elite unit about both her comrades in arms and navy life in general: MAUI TIME WEEKLY: Sitting next to me is Petty Officer 3rd Class Nani. Now did I say that … [Read more...] about ‘Is That Some Sort of Joke?’
Mayor Charmaine Tavares has extended the deadline for applications submissions from Maui County residents for appointments to Maui County Boards and Commissions until Wednesday, January 31. -County press release, Jan. 5 With 34 boards and commissions, it’s no wonder the county’s having trouble filling all the vacancies. But according to a well-placed county … [Read more...] about Apply For This!
A Royal Affair: George III and his Scandalous Siblings by Stella Tillyard, 2006, Random House, New York. 352 pages, $26.95. There are a great many more people than you might think who spend their days investigating, scrutinizing and critiquing the world of royal scandal. And I’m not just talking about the allegation that American spies bugged the late Lady Diana or … [Read more...] about Bookshelf Reviews