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Jade Moon
Moonlighting // The TV Generation Gap Widens
I thought it odd at one time that my son doesn’t watch TV. Then I realized he’s part of a generation that finds TV unnecessary,...

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Moonlighting // For Delicate Tropical Flowers, It’s Cold
Don’t call me a wimp. But I am wearing sweatpants, a long-sleeve shirt and the ugliest pair of fuzzy house slippers ever recorded in house...

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Moonlighting // A ‘Promise’ Can Go A Long Way For Island Families
Titus Thomas is a friendly guy. He has a soft voice and a clear, open gaze. He’s likeable in a cuddly sort of way. And...

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Moonlighting // The Virtual World’s Scary Reality
Just as I sat down to write this column, I saw the breaking news: 18,000 HMSA members had their information hacked. HMSA itself wasn’t breached,...

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Moonlighting // Williams Has Lost His Credibility
I’ve got a question for you. Will you be able to watch Brian Williams again as a major news anchor — and believe him? I...

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Moonlighting // It’s Irresponsible Not To Vaccinate
Why has measles suddenly become a thing? Why are people debating the efficacy and safety of the measles vaccine — something proven long ago to...

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Moonlighting // Sharing Lessons From A Life Of Service
Guadalupe Rivera has dined with presidents and Rockefellers and royalty. Her father was Diego Rivera, a world-renowned muralist. She made her mark in Mexico as...

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Moonlighting // Giving Hope To Youths Who Lacked It
Can a single year make a lasting difference in a person’s life? You bet it can. It did for Jennifer Wong-Ala and Shyanne Humel. In...

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Moonlighting // What’s Next After ‘Charlie’ Protests?
Je suis Charlie. I am. I am. I am. The “I am” protests are becoming ubiquitous. And you can look at it this way: Too...

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Moonlighting // Keiki Make Green Resolutions
As I was writing this column about kids and energy conservation, a song popped into my head and got stuck: the old American spiritual He’s...

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Moonlighting // Stuffed With New Year’s Day Traditions
Some things never change — and shouldn’t. Take my family’s New Year’s Day tradition that stretches back to small-kid times. First, we feast. Then we...

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Moonlighting // Facebook Post Is The Perfect Gift
I received a beautiful gift this year. Daniel Nakasone had read my column on Hilda, the homeless woman who was looking for a job. Her...

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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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