Quite possibly the most moving thing a person new to Hawai‘i can do is fly over to Oahu, head to Iolani Palace, put on those special foot booties the docents give people so their shoes don’t muck up the floors, then visit to the Quilt Room. This, which for obvious reasons is also known as the Imprisonment Room, is where the white men who ruled Hawai‘i in 1895 chose to hold … [Read more...] about Queen Lili`uokalani inspires Indigenous writers, but she can also help Americans
Hawaii lost another of its great cultural treasures this weekend. On the morning of Saturday, Jan. 7, Eddie Kamae died next to his wife Myrna in Honolulu. He was 89. According to the news release his foundation sent out following his death, his song "‘E Ku‘u Morning Dew" was playing in the background when he died. A wonderful ukulele player and of the founders of the Sons of … [Read more...] about Hawaiian music legend and documentarian Eddie Kamae dies
Hawaii has had to deal with energy conservation for a long time–longer than most cities in the U.S. King Kalakaua was already very knowledgeable about electricity when he famously called on Thomas Edison in New York during his 1881 world tour. “[H]e asked very few questions, and appeared to be more than ordinarily familiar with the theoretical aspects of the subject,” reported … [Read more...] about We discuss sustainability, waste-to-energy facilities and free home energy kits in our 2015 MauiTime Green Issue
The war over the construction of the state’s Thirty Meter Telescope atop Mauna Kea has now threatened the University of Hawaii itself, with students and faculty calling for a protest walk-out across the UH system today at noon. That protest was too happen a day after 3,000 or so activists vented their anger against the proposed telescope at Iolani Palace in Honolulu. The … [Read more...] about Will science be a casualty in the war over the Mauna Kea Thirty Meter Telescope?
1. On May 12, Pacific Business News posted a blog item item titled “How to keep your employees from getting bored.” Which of the following tips did NOT make the list? A. “Teach people how to treat you” B. “Give latitude” C. “Don’t forget the power of fun” D. “Create purpose” E. “Pay them more than what they’re worth” 2. On May 11, which Democrat stood at Iolani … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: How well do you Democrats?