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Jade Moon
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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Moonlighting // A Family Filled With Love And Hope
“It doesn’t matter what gender, if it’s a male and a male, or female and female, or male and female. It’s all about the love....

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Moonlighting // A Teen’s Life-changing Encounter
When Lia Emily Ho was just a kid (two whole years ago!), she had an epiphany. Not an “I-love-Justin-Bieberhe’s-so-hot” fake epiphany. A real one. One...

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Moonlighting // Sorting Out Obamacare Details
So the Affordable Care Act is on. Now a lot of folks are asking the question: Just how affordable is it? Reports are coming in...

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Moonlighting // The Shutdown Damages Our Trust
Whether for one day or two or five or 365, any shutdown of the federal government is damaging. It’s damaging to our economy, to our...

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Moonlighting // Welcoming Reader Feedback
I love feedback, and you are giving me plenty. I like the positive and the negative. I like when you agree with me, and I...

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Moonlighting // Don’t Give Up On Gun Control
The news has not been happy lately. What with the molasses spill at home and the Syria atrocities and subsequent threat of U.S. military action,...

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Moonlighting // Obama Supporter Not Buying War
Just because you love someone doesn’t mean you always agree with him or support him when you think he’s wrong. That’s exactly how I felt...


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