Renew your subscription
Just Thoughts
Bob Jones
Just Thoughts // Gender Identity In The Restroom
A Star-Advertiser reader from Moiliili probably touched many sensitive social-issue nerves with a recent letter to the editor, saying, “I believe one should use a...

Bob Jones
Just Thoughts // To War Or Not To War, America?
Forget about Vietnam. American armed forces seem to be topping our politicians and journalists in favorability rankings in polls this year by Gallup and Pew...

Bob Jones
Just Thoughts // A Query For UH Prez Candidates
One question I’d like to ask any prospective UH president is, “What would your policy be on free speech, even politically incorrect speech, by faculty...

Bob Jones
Just Thoughts // A Golden Opportunity — Or Not
“A thousand men go searchin’ for gold. After six months, one of them’s lucky. His find represents not only his own labor, but that of...

Bob Jones
Just Thoughts // Extinction Of Languages Is Natural
I took heat recently for writing that $28 million for a new Hawaiian Language College building in Hilo could be viewed as excessive. One woman...

Bob Jones
Just Thoughts // Homeless; New Prison Problems
I sympathize with Mayor Kirk Caldwell, who has to do a political balancing act between those who want the homeless off our sidewalks and parks...

Bob Jones
Just Thoughts // Prepping For Knee Replacement
One day you’re walking around OK, albeit a bit gimpy. The next some surgeon is sawing the bones out of your leg and redoing the...

Bob Jones
Just Thoughts // Elected AG, Messy Yards, GMOS
I hope those state Department of Hawaiian Home Lands bad lease policies exposed by the Star-Advertiser and those airport procurement irregularities uncovered by the state...

Bob Jones
Just Thoughts // UH Presidents, Books, Parks
I don’t think many non-UH-employed or -affiliated people will disagree with my assessment that the university is in extremis – most often meaning “in extreme...

Bob Jones
Just Thoughts // Discovering The Joys Of Myanmar
Call it Burma, Myanmar or the Republic of the Union of Myanmar. It’s the hot travel destination now that the generals have donned suits, loosened...

MidWeek Newsletter
2013-2014 Ilima Awards