The Birds and the Bees

By Richard E. Peck

Richard E. Peck

Richard E. Peck

I grew up on a farm, where the facts of life are obvious. I helped load our prize boar into the back of the pickup for a visit to the latest bride in …

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Acidic Seas: CO2 Emissions Do More Than Change the Climate

By Ruby Pap

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This graphic shows how carbon emissions into the atmosphere causes ocean acidification and impacts marine life. Source: Drupp et al. 2014

A couple years ago, I visited a global warming exhibit at a California aquarium and came …

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The Battle of Maha‘ulepu

By Jan TenBruggencate

Maha‘ulepu

Maha‘ulepu

The Ka‘ie‘iewaho Channel is a daunting 60-mile passage, across which no early Hawaiian chief was able to launch a successful attack on Kaua‘i.

It is an old Kaua‘i tradition that the bones of unsuccessful armies are …

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Letter from a Visitor: A Special Place, a Special Feeling

By Barbara Bennett

BarbaraThis is that time of the year to reflect, again. We look at our blessings, our transgressions. Yes, Happy New Years do that to us.

So I am going to take this opportunity to thank you, yes, …

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Wearing Our Cultural Identity

By Léo Azambuja

Leo 1A year ago, I became editor of For Kaua‘i. I was lucky to take over a well-designed and well-structured business. As much as I wanted to introduce changes right away, I knew For Kaua‘i was a successful …

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Who’s Been Writing on My Shirt?

By Richard E. Peck

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Richard E. Peck

The tie my aunt gave me for high school graduation had writing on it. Halfway down one edge were two embroidered initials, “CM.” I assumed the store had given her someone else’s tie. …

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Loko Maika‘i — To Act with Generosity and Kindness

By Virginia Beck

PointsettiaThe holidays approach us so quickly, as shorter days lead us to our “winter,” with family gatherings and celebrations.

Putting quilts on the beds and turning off fans, we snuggle into sweatshirts and put socks over bare …

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Please Allow Me To Introduce Myself

By Larry Feinstein

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Larry Feinstein

This is my second shot at writing a monthly column and I slammed into a wall sometime between the first and this sophomore effort.

Initially, I wrote about the downside of social media. While bringing …

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Kamehameha Would Go

By Jan TenBruggencate

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One-man outrigger canoes in Nawiliwili. Photo by Bernard Gosset

Some folks write about tow-in surfing as if it’s a new thing.

Tow-in surfing is the concept of using another vehicle—often a small speedboat or personal watercraft—to deliver …

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Koko and Maka — I Miss You!

By Barbara Bennett

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Koko, Maka and Barbara in January 2012.

As I sit here, quietly watching the wild cats in the neighborhood munching down the cat food I put out daily on my patio, it reminds me of my pets, …

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