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Jade Moon
Moonlighting // Hawaii Feeling North Korea Threat
The news blares from the TV. North Korea threatens to attack the United States! Here we go again. North Korea showing big body, flexing its...

Jade Moon
Moonlighting // Taking A Shot At A New Hobby
I am in love. Obsessed. Definitely in over my head. Yeah, I’ve been bitten, and I’ve got I bad. It’s like a fever I can’t...

Jade Moon
Moonlighting // Hungry Kids Can’t Keep Up
How often we hear someone say, “Our children are our future.” And that is true – up to a point. Not all kids have what...

Jade Moon
Moonlighting // New Pope Gives Reason For Hope
New pope. New hope. New direction for the Catholic Church? Why should we care? The 2012 Pontifical Yearbook says there are almost 1.2 billion Catholics...

Jade Moon
Moonlighting // Taking Sequester Effect Personally
We’ve just learned how the sequester is going to affect our family in a direct way. The little airport that services the town where my...

Jade Moon
Moonlighting // Manti Te’o, The NFL And Gays
This is a little uncomfortable for me. All my friends would tell you that sports – and especially football – are not my thing. But...

Jade Moon
Moonlighting // A Helping Hand For Foster Families
When I approach the Keola home the first thing I hear, even before reaching the door, are kids. Kids yelling. Kids squealing. Kids laughing and...

Jade Moon
Moonlighting // Needed: Some Common Sense
I saw a story about a boy who got in trouble at school for throwing an imaginary grenade. He mimed throwing a grenade and threw...

Jade Moon
Moonlighting // Waiting 38 Years To Be Married
Jim Nabors, a longtime Hawaii resident, has finally tied the knot. I say finally because he and his partner, Stan Cadwallader, have been together 38...

Jade Moon
Moonlighting // Bad Manners And Facebook Envy
Accidents happen. But manners? That’s up to you. My husband and I were enjoying a post-movie dinner at an Ala Moana restaurant. We had just...

Jade Moon
Moonlighting // Guns, Violence And Mental Health
President Obama has made history yet again by calling for strict and smart changes in our laws to reduce gun violence in our country. It’s...

Jade Moon
Moonlighting // Hawaii Needs Energy Independence
News that has huge ramifications for Hawaii: Tesoro, one of the state’s two oil refineries, is planning to shut down its operations. It will retain...

Jade Moon
Moonlighting // A Grown-up Approach To Fireworks
How was your New Year’s Eve celebration? Did you miss the fireworks? Was it too quiet, too tame for you? Or did you find happiness...

Jade Moon
Moonlighting // Feeling Smug Conversing With Siri
“Try to be nice to people. Avoid eating fat. Read a good book every now and then, get some walking in, and try to live...

Jade Moon
Moonlighting // Home For The Holidays
I thought this would be a somber column, given what’s happening in our country and around the world. So this week, I’ll dwell on happier...

Jade Moon
Moonlighting // Now Can We Talk Smarter Gun Laws?
“I was in the gym and I heard like seven loud booms, and the gym teachers told us to go in the corner and we...

Jade Moon
Moonlighting // The Outdoor Circle’s Centennial
I recently spent time with a friend who came to visit all the way from cold, snowy Finland. We did what tourists do, which as...

Jade Moon
Moonlighting // A Generous Spirit Of Giving Back
One of the perks of my semi-retired life as a columnist and volunteer board member for one of the best charities in the state –...

Jade Moon
Moonlighting // Cleaning Up, Getting Married
Leland Kim and his partner Leif Malcomson had planned and dreamed and trained for months – and it was finally happening. Kim, a science writer,...

Jade Moon
Moonlighting // No Excuses For Low Voter Turnout
Congratulations to Mayor Kirk Caldwell, a fine, smart and decent man. I know you are the right person for the job, and I have no...


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