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Don Chapman
Column // A Shark Fishery In Hawaii?
After seeing my column “Reasons For All The Shark Attacks” last week, an anonymous MidWeek reader sent me this email: “Just got back from Maui...

Don Chapman
Column // Reasons For All The Shark Attacks
State officials say they’re puzzled by the dramatic uptick in shark attacks on humans in Hawaii waters. After averaging about four such attacks per year...

Don Chapman
Column // Dis And Dots
As we used to say in another column incarnation, this week it’s a bit of Dis, Dots an’ Da Oddah T’ing: My fellow Americans made...

Don Chapman
Column // Staycation With A Few Old Friends
I spent several days on Kaua’i during a recent “staycation,” and in many ways it was like connecting with old friends after many years apart....

Don Chapman
Column // MidWeek Readers’ Ghost Stories
Following a recent MidWeek Poll that asked people if they had ever seen a ghost, letter writer Elizabeth Tam responded in shock that each of...

Don Chapman
Column // Idiot Drivers, Idiot Walkers: Bad Mix
A middle-age guy exits a store into the parking lot, studying his sales receipt, and walks directly into my path. I have to slam on...

Don Chapman
Column // Remembering A Boyhood Hero
I was saddened to hear belatedly of the passing of Joe Francis while I was in Japan last month. He was my first boyhood sports...

Don Chapman
Column // Of Bows, Brews, Baseball, Balloons
KYOTO – The Land of the Rising Sun is also The Land of Many Bows. So I was reminded on a recent trip to Japan,...

Don Chapman
Column // It Was ‘A Real Nice Ceremony’
He didn’t actually say “Golleeee!” but his soft Alabama drawl had a definite Gomer-esque tone last Thursday when Jim Nabors exclaimed over the phone: “This...

Don Chapman
Column // A Three-dot Tribute To Eddie Sherman
On the day Dave Donnelly died in January 2004, I returned home from a dinner to find this phone message from a friend: “Don, I...

Don Chapman
Column // Lack Of Support Imperils Pro Bowl
When I left the seminary, lo those many years ago, and removed the white collar, I took a vow to give up preaching as well....

Don Chapman
Column // A Love Story Amid Social Changes
The story of Wally Yonamine – one of seven local players being honored at the Pro Bowl (see Page 32 or click here) – cannot...

Don Chapman
Column // The Tipping Point On Gun Reform
I enjoy shooting guns. A lot. And I feel fortunate to have grown up around guns – and hunters – in my family and in...

Don Chapman
Column // What The Mayans Really Meant
(Note: I do not anticipate this being my final MidWeek column. Then again, just in case … thanks, it’s been great.) I am no expert...

Don Chapman
Column // The Colorful Times Of A Reporter
Having edited Bob Jones’ column for 18 years, and having just completed his book Reporter, I wish he would have run the galleys past me...

Don Chapman
Column // Where Everything Is Just Ducky
It wasn’t my idea – really, it wasn’t – to put Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota on last week’s MidWeek cover. I don’t have enough brass...

Don Chapman
Column // Things Are Just Ducky
It wasn’t my idea – really, it wasn’t – to put Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota, a local boy, on the MidWeek cover. I don’t have...

Don Chapman
Column // How We Come To Our Opinions
When was the last time you heard something that made you change your mind on a particular topic? Maybe it was after coming across a...

Don Chapman
Column // A Thankful Father Of The Bride
I considered writing about my daughter Dawn’s July 28 marriage to Kalei Luat. I’d written about other moments as she and her brother grew up,...

Don Chapman
Column // Non-incumbent Guide Is A First
Politics is the one area of life where Americans in general, and the people of Hawaii in particular, tend not to cheer for the underdog,...

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