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Share Aloha

By Léo Azambuja

I’m always amazed by how far aloha can go.

Last month, a friend of mine, Richard Duarte, a local boy from Pakalas, returned home from three hard-core surgeries on the Mainland. Thankfully, he is expected to make a full recovery and live a normal life, surf and work like it never happened.

However, his medical […]

By |May 2nd, 2015|0 Comments

Get Fit Kaua‘i Gets National Award

By Tommy Noyes

Kaua‘i is enjoying a reputation around the state for our dedication to improving everybody’s fitness and wellness.

One organization that has been instrumental in coordinating this fundamental shift in our community is Get Fit Kaua‘i. The changes taking place here are so inspiring that our island-wide efforts have attracted the attention of national health officials.

In […]

By |April 28th, 2015|0 Comments

Harvesting Rainwater for a More Sustainable Kaua‘i

By Ruby Pap

Lately, I’ve been having a lot of conversations about water. In California, where I lived before moving here three years ago, water scarcity is common. My friends are often under water restrictions due to drought, and there are all kinds of crazy schemes to import water to hydrate Los Angeles or the Central […]

By |April 27th, 2015|0 Comments

Prior to Agriculture, Mana Plain Was the Largest Wetland in Hawai‘i

By Jan TenBruggencate

The broad agricultural fields from Waimea to Polihale, at the base of West Kaua‘i’s cliffs, may seem like an unchanged landscape, but they are far different than in ancient days.

Much of the area sometimes known as the Mana Plain was once a fertile wetland, some of it below sea level, protected from the […]

By |April 25th, 2015|0 Comments

Music Never Lets You Down

By Larry Feinstein

I can’t sing. I can’t dance. I hated my piano lessons. I love music.

I remember sitting on the front steps of my house at 69-30 179th street in Queens, New York. A palm-size, turquoise transistor radio magically broadcasting the most important sounds I had ever heard and doing it without being plugged into […]

By |April 15th, 2015|0 Comments

Celebrating Kaua‘i, Earth Day

By Virginia Beck

Those who came to Kaua’i, came to find peace, beauty and a safe place for our families. Like all migrants, Polynesians came to find opportunities for land and growing communities. Many of us came not just to escape turmoil, crowding, the machines and the cities, but to look for a place to grow. […]

By |April 12th, 2015|0 Comments

Glow with Greater Vitality and Energy

By Samantha Fox Olson

Life force is an energy that runs through all things. Here in Hawai‘i, we call this “mana.” In the yoga world, the term is “prana.” This supernatural gift of vibrancy and power keeps us youthful, optimistic and attractive in many ways.

There are many ways to activate greater vitality and energy. Let me […]

By |April 10th, 2015|0 Comments

Outstanding Humans

By Léo Azambuja

Do you know what The Kite Runner author Kahled Husseini, Department of Homeland Security Deputy Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, U.S. Army Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. Peter Lemon, actor Andy Garcia, Nobel Peace Prize Winner Elie Wiesel and astronaut and rocket scientist Franklin Chang Diaz have in common besides being American citizens?

They’re a few […]

By |April 3rd, 2015|0 Comments

Walking

By Richard E. Peck

I walk mornings. At first, for reasons of health, more recently out of habit. But reasons aside, the fact is, it’s been educational in ways the joggers I share the dawn with can’t know. While they thunder-and-puff along, wearing out their knees, ankles, and $150 shoes, those of us strolling can enjoy […]

By |March 30th, 2015|0 Comments

Women’s Her Story Month

By Virginia Beck

“Well behaved women rarely make history” — Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

Ever wondered why it is history instead of herstory? It is simple. Records of the past were created by the conquerors, the victors. And men have controlled history, documentation, literacy, politics, and public conversations for too long.

As U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono says, “There should […]

By |March 25th, 2015|0 Comments