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Only a Woman Would Survive the Pain of Death

By Léo Azambuja Léo Azambuja It’s hard to talk about women’s pains when you’re not a woman. It’s not like I don’t feel their pain; I just don’t feel it to the extent they do. That is because, according to scientists, women feel more pain than men do, and men have more tolerance [...]

By | 2017-03-04T20:30:17+00:00 March 7th, 2017|0 Comments

Kamehameha and the Splintered Paddle

By Léo Azambuja Léo Azambuja This story has been told countless times and in many different ways. But in its core, it has always been about basic civil and human rights. So I’m just going to pick the version told by the late Mary Kawena Pukui. Kamehameha I needed human sacrifices for a [...]

By | 2017-02-05T03:06:45+00:00 February 5th, 2017|0 Comments

Aloha ‘Oe, Obama

By Léo Azambuja President Barack Obama walks through the Rose Garden to the Oval Office following an all-appointees summer event on the South Lawn, June 13, 2016. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza On Jan. 20, President Barack Obama will drop the mic. We’ll say goodbye to one of the most successful [...]

By | 2017-01-03T08:56:51+00:00 January 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

Make Sure America Stays Great

By Léo Azambuja President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama dance together at the Commander in Chief Ball at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., Jan. 21, 2013. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza By now, most of us must be sick and tired with the divide that [...]

By | 2016-12-02T11:43:40+00:00 December 2nd, 2016|0 Comments

On Food and Politics

By Léo Azambuja For Kaua‘i staff at a recent party at Bobby V's in the Coconut Marketplace in Kapa‘a. It’s not always that we link pizza and politics, but it does happen quite often. And sadly, this presidential election has been the biggest, most shameless pizza party I can remember. Presidential hopefuls are [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:40:17+00:00 November 9th, 2016|1 Comment

Never Forget the Dodo

By Léo Azambuja Hawaiian language instructor Keao NeSmith addresses the crowd at the opening of the Kaua‘i Conservation Expo. As a child, man-driven extinction was a tough concept for me to grasp. I was heartbroken upon learning the fate of the dodo, a flightless bird from Mauritius Island in the Indian Ocean. Three-foot [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:40:19+00:00 October 6th, 2016|0 Comments

Love and Honor the Coconut Coast

By Léo Azambuja Young coconut trees at Kapuāiwa, Molokai are replacing trees that have lived for more than 150 years, half-century past their average lifespan. This historic grove was planted for King Kamehameha V in the 1860s. How much do we love and wish to honor and preserve Kaua‘i’s Royal Coconut Coast? [...]

By | 2017-03-21T08:49:58+00:00 September 9th, 2016|0 Comments

The Great Outdoors, Really

By Léo Azambuja I’ve been hiking and camping my whole life, but I had never done these two things together. Until this summer. And now I’m hooked. I don’t know exactly how it all started, but I remember thinking it could be something I might be interested in doing. After all, we live on an [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:40:28+00:00 August 2nd, 2016|0 Comments

Mahalo Nui Loa

By Léo Azambuja For Kaua‘i owner and publisher Barbara Bennett and For Kaua‘i editor in chief Léo Azambuja show the three Pa‘i Awards from the Hawai‘i Publishers Association the newspaper won in May 24 at the Plaza Club in Honolulu. Mahalo Kaua‘i! We are six months into the year, and For Kaua‘i already [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:40:30+00:00 July 5th, 2016|0 Comments

Be a Rainbow in Someone’s Cloud

By Léo Azambuja My friend Noe inspiring double rainbows in Lihu‘e. We never see rainbows in clear sunny days; that’s not when we need them. They only show up when it’s cloudy, lifting our spirits. And who doesn’t smile at the sight of a rainbow? “When it looked like the sun wouldn’t shine [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:40:31+00:00 June 4th, 2016|0 Comments