THE CONTINUING CRISIS Birds nesting near natural gas compressors have been found to suffer symptoms similar to PTSD in humans, according to researchers at the Florida Museum of Natural History, and noise pollution has been named the culprit. The Washington Post reported on Jan. 9 that the team studied birds in the Rattlesnake Canyon Habitat Management Area in New Mexico, which … [Read more...] about NOTW: Stressed out birds, armed nudists and the case of the toilet ghost
Karla Gottschalk is an Ocean View Republican on the Big Island who's running for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Democrat Brian Schatz. Gottshchalk didn't care for MauiTime's questionnaire ("I believe a full exposure of my character is much easier if you consult my resume on LinkedIn as these questions do not speak to my qualifications but "knee jerk" emotional issues," … [Read more...] about Know your Maui County 2016 Election candidate: Karla Gottschalk
“Support The Troops” has become a cliché that’s now as harmful as it is helpful. The notion of “Support The Troops” came from noble beginnings, an alternative to the unfair abuse and mistreatment of American veterans returning from Southeast Asia in the late 1960s and early ‘70s. The public, as a whole, was so determined to acknowledge the commitment and sacrifice of our … [Read more...] about Graphic Novel Review: ‘Terminal Lance–The White Donkey’ is vital for Marines, civilians alike
It was, hands down, the worst day of the year for me. I had just finished a session with my counselor on PTSD. The morning was dark and sad, but I had to take care of some things at Office Max. As I was leaving, I smiled because I saw your adorable, fluffy puppy. But then the moment was ruined with your bitter sarcasm. “What’s the matter–haven’ you ever seen a puppy before?” … [Read more...] about Eh Brah! Your puppy is cute, but you’re a jerk!
While most of us use the day to go to the beach, barbecue meats or watch television, since the Civil War a day in May was set aside for the dead.* War dead, specifically–those men and women in uniform who died serving their country. John Absalom–known for years on Maui radio airwaves as “Johnny A”–has in intimate understanding of the day’s true meaning. A Marine Corps veteran … [Read more...] about For Memorial Day, we talk story with Johnny A about honored vets and the gulf between civilians and the military