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Jade Moon
Moonlighting // Rethinking Christmas Shopping
There was a time when my husband and I did all our Christmas shopping in one or two marathon, feet-killing days. We’d head off early...

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Moonlighting // Congratulating A First Anniversary
I have a confession to make: My husband and I lately have taken our anniversaries for granted. We’ve been married 20 years (I think), and...

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Moonlighting // When Mommy’s In Prison On Christmas
When Mommy’s in prison, Christmas is one of the saddest days of the year. Whatever you think about the women and how they got there,...

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Moonlighting // Readers’ Ideas To Fix Low Voter Turnout
I was gratified by how many of you, my lovely readers, responded to my challenge to offer solutions for Hawaii’s low voter turnout. I have...

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Moonlighting // Hilda’s Story Is A Message To Us All
Hilda Leinani Kealoha Jenkins was not who I was expecting when I met her in the parking lot of a fast-food restaurant in Wahiawa. She...

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Moonlighting // Hawaii’s Dismally Low Voter Turnout
I knew when I walked up to the polling place that turnout must have been low. There was a certain quiet resignation emanating from the...

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Moonlighting // Those Boring Safety Demonstrations
As I watched our flight attendants go through their demonstration for the benefit of the passengers, I thought, once again: “Who by now doesn’t know...

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Moonlighting // Cooperating To Stop Flu At School
Here’s some good news for Hawaii: We’re doing a great job vaccinating kids against the flu, and have been for years. Ron Balajadia, Immunization branch...

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Moonlighting // It’s So Smart To Get A Flu Shot
With all the alarms clanging lately about the Ebola virus, probably the most important thing we should remember is that hysteria isn’t going to make...

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Moonlighting // Quick, Spatchcock A Chicken — Or Not
I read an article in a national newspaper that was billed as a “home-cooking manifesto.” At first I was agreeing with the premise of the...

Jade Moon
Moonlighting // Ebola Just One Plane Ride From Hawaii
My husband and I are planning to go to Dallas and a few other places in Texas later this month, partly for business, partly for...

Jade Moon
Moonlighting // Learning To Live In An Empty Nest
I looked back at a column I wrote a couple of years ago and had a little chuckle. It was all about my fears as...

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Moonlighting // Beating Children Is Not A Spanking
I looked at the pictures of the bruises, welts and cuts on a little boy’s legs and felt sick. This was done in the name...

Jade Moon
Moonlighting // The Right Domestic Violence Questions
If I say, “Ray Rice,” what’s your first thought? Your answer would depend on your views on and your knowledge of domestic violence. If you...

Jade Moon
Moonlighting // An Eye-opening Hawaii Staycation
We recently had the opportunity to enjoy a couple of mini vacations here at home, something we rarely do. But our son was going back...

Jade Moon
Moonlighting // Why We Can’t Ignore Climate Change
Climate change is already here. It’s affecting us. It could be irreversible. You don’t have to believe me, but I hope you listen to the...

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Moonlighting // Iselle Lessons And A City With Flair
My heart goes out to the people in Puna and Pa hoa, Hawaii, who took the brunt of Hurricane/Tropical Storm Iselle. If you can, please...

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Moonlighting // Robin Williams, Suicide And Survivors
There was a picture circulating right after Robin Williams’ death that disturbed me. Williams, in his Genie character, and Aladdin hugging. The caption: “Genie, you’re...

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Moonlighting // Why Buy Bottled Water? Use The Tap
By the time you read this, we should be drying out from the double whammy of Iselle and Julio. Or, at least, the worst should...

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Moonlighting // Readers Respond To A Near-Tragedy
My dear MidWeek readers: Thank you so much for your feedback on my column “Coming ThisClose To A Tragedy.” It must have touched a nerve...


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