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Jade Moon
Moonlighting // Visiting Hibiscus Heaven In Waialua
Jill Coryell’s idea of a perfect day is to get out in the sunshine and dig around in the dirt. Never mind that she’s 67...

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Moonlighting // Avoiding Those Distractions In Disguise
This is how my column writing used to go: Sit, look at notes from interview, type type type, look at notes, make a call to...

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Moonlighting // Safe Place For Sex-trafficking Victims
It starts with a girl, 13 years old. Perhaps she has been abused at home. Perhaps she has been targeted and “groomed” on the Internet...

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Moonlighting // Think It Over Before You Hit ‘Send’
Things I’ve learned while talking to people on the Internet: * It’s easy. You can say anything you want. You can be spontaneous, honest and...

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Moonlighting // How Hawaiian Language Almost Died
The first time Annie Mokiao spoke Hawaiian in school, her teacher did something shocking. “When we used to go school, the kids – you speak...

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Moonlighting // A Facebook Reply Draws A Lot Of Faces
It started when a friend and former news colleague mentioned that she and her family had dined at a place called MW Restaurant. This wouldn’t...

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Moonlighting // Facing Up To The Homeless In Paradise
I was in Iwilei not long ago and noticed a huge encampment of homeless people lining a sidewalk. There were so many tents, tarps and...

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Moonlighting // Clotheslines: Hanging Logic Out To Dry
If you haven’t heard of Senate Bill 2178, don’t feel bad. The session has just begun. But when I heard about it, I scratched my...

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Moonlighting // Feeding Hawaii’s Hungry For 25 Years
The annual Hawaii Foodbank Food Drive has kicked off and this one is pretty special – the 25th anniversary of the food drive. Twenty-five years!...

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Moonlighting // An Eye On Clean-energy Bills
The 2014 legislative session has convened. What I’ll be watching most closely are the green energy bills jockeying for consideration this year. Under the state’s...

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Moonlighting // Watching A Child Spread His Wings
Our son was about to make the long trip last week back to his dorm in West Virginia, and predictably, the dreams started again. Not,...

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Moonlighting // Practicing The Art Of Aging Gracefully
Is it my imagination or are the years getting shorter? I used to be OK about letting go of the old year and welcoming in...

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Moonlighting // Trees, Winter Solstice And Christmas
A lot of people I know have artificial Christmas trees this year. I used to scoff at the idea of it – so fake, so...

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Moonlighting // The Christian View Of Christmas
War on Christmas? Bah, humbug! There is no war on Christmas, at least not here in the United States. After years of unrelenting and annoying...

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Moonlighting // Warm And Fuzzy In West Virginia
You easily can spot the Hawaii people on the Mainland – we’re the ones taking pictures of squirrels. Because, you know, squirrels are so cute....

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Moonlighting // Hooray, Christmas Season’s Here!
What just happened? How are we in December already? Christmas is in three weeks? Oh, no, I’m not ready! All right, now that I’ve got...

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Moonlighting // Let The Poor Eat Rats And Birds, He Said
I’m in a grumpy mood. I’m about to go visit my son in West Virginia. That’s good. But I have a cold. That’s bad. Nothing...

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Moonlighting // A Roller Coaster Of A News Week
What an emotional roller coaster the past week has been. I found myself crying tears of joy when Gov. Abercrombie picked up a koa pen,...

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Moonlighting // Lessons To Learn From Controversy
I will put the issue of marriage equality to rest with a few thoughts. The special session was grueling. For all who insisted that the...

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Moonlighting // Compelling Testimony On Bill 1
How big is the issue of marriage equality? When the bill came to the Senate floor last week, Hawaii lawmakers knew they were being watched...


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