Out at Black Rock on a Saturday morning, I stopped you in the middle of your solo outrigger exercise to ask if you would transport the trash I’d collected from that tiny beach around the north side (the bag was made of paper, so I couldn’t swim it back to shore). You were exceptionally kind! You stopped right away, paddled into the cove and waited patiently for me to swim the … [Read more...] about Eh, Thoughtful Paddler!
So last night Maui County Mayor Alan Arakawa delivered the fourth and last State of the County address at the Maui Art & Cultural Center's McCoy Studio Theater. We couldn't make it, but have a copy of the speech and today's Maui News, which described the attending crowd as "standing room only." Speeches like this, whether they're given by mayors, governors or presidents, … [Read more...] about Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa Gives State Of The County, And Saw That It Was Good
I saw you (and pretty much everyone else in the apartment complex) carelessly throwing cardboard in the trash dumpster. Did you not see the “Cardboard Only” dumpster right next to it? Don’t you know that our landfill is filling up fast? Don’t you know that there’s responsibility that comes with your refuse? Here’s a thought: stop being lazy and quit wasting taxpayer’s money! Of … [Read more...] about Eh Guy Who Throws Cardboard In The Trash Dumpster!
With Earth Day coming up later this month, it’s time for the Art of Trash, that special event where artists challenge themselves to make something beautiful from garbage otherwise destined to live out its days (years or millenia) decomposing in our landfills. It’s a time when “sitting on trash” can conjure images unsuspected, like a chair in a grass skirt. The chair in this … [Read more...] about On The Art of Trash Chairish Maui Recycled Art Contest
To the couple that was up at Windmills: We love the land and throw our trash into trash cans. Of if not, I’m sure your rental car company will clean the car for you when you leave. How lazy can you really be? I only wish I would have thrown that can into the back of your Mustang. By the way, nobody here wants to listen to Michael Bolton, especially as loud as you had … [Read more...] about Eh Tourist Litterbugs At Windmills!