While I had significant anxiety about the “fires” I would have to put out on my editor’s desk when I returned home, I had no idea that I had most to worry about literal fires on Maui. Last week, the first and most significant blaze spread through Thursday brush and fallow fields, devouring 9,000 acres. A second, smaller fire burned 200 acres on Friday, the County of Maui … [Read more...] about Rereading ‘The Deal With Oprah’s Private Road’
PETS ON A PLANE In the same week that a dog perished after a United Airlines flight attendant insisted it be stored in an overhead compartment on a flight from Houston to New York City, another family’s pet was lost by the beleaguered carrier. Irgo, a 10-year-old German shepherd belonging to the Swindle family, was mistakenly sent to Japan instead of Kansas City, Missouri. … [Read more...] about NOTW: Pets on a plane, germaphobe gorillas and why Jesus wrote to Oprah
It’s really a bittersweet time for the people who work and shop at Barnes & Noble in Lahaina. Staff have already dismantled many of the shelves in preparation for their impending move to Kahului, giving the place an anxious feeling it never had before. While it’s nice to know that the store will remain open on Maui–a reality that just a few months ago seemed impossible–it’s … [Read more...] about Barnes And Noble preparing to exchange Lahaina for Kahului
Last fall, Oahu’s Kimi Werner was featured in Outside magazine, a thrill for anyone. But when the spearfishing champion and waterwoman highlighted it on social media, her excitement was not as much about the article, but about its author, Susan Casey. When she learned that Casey would be writing the story, Werner posted, “I just about lost my mind!” Praising her as “a woman … [Read more...] about Author Susan Casey’s fascination with oceans shows no sign of ebbing
1. On June 23, Governor David Ige released a list of bills he intends to veto. Which of the following was NOT on the list (meaning it will become law)? A. SB 895–Relating to Criminal Trespass B. SB 1240–Relating to Aquatic Life C. SB 410–Relating to Collective Bargaining D. HB 523–Relating to Recycling E. HB 2–Relating to Agriculture 2. Also on June 23, a Second Circuit … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: Do you know how many people showed up to see Oprah Winfrey at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center?