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Ron Nagasawa
What's Next // Cosmetic Dad
While I won’t outright admit it, I think it can be proven that I will do nearly anything for our 16-year-old daughter. It helps that...

Ron Nagasawa
What's Next // Happy New Year 1999
One of the best things to happen at the end of 2013 and the beginning of 2014 was that our 24-year-old son came home and...

Ron Nagasawa
What's Next // Aloha, Kimo
What more can be said about a man everyone loved and respected? That man was Kimo Akane, and it seems we can’t say enough. Kimo...

Ron Nagasawa
What's Next // Blurred Lines
I’m writing this in what I call the Twilight Zone period of the holidays. It’s after Christmas but before New Year’s. Kind of sad that...

Ron Nagasawa
What's Next // 20/20 Vision
As one of my favorite Karen Carpenter Christmas songs goes, “Greeting cards have all been sent …” But not in the Nagasawa house. Not a...

Ron Nagasawa
What's Next // ’Twas The Night Before Shopping
Twas the night before shopping, and all through our house No one was sleeping because of my spouse; The ad circulars were hung on the...

Ron Nagasawa
What's Next // Money Grows On Trees
Our Christmas tree-buying experience is always a big deal because the Nagasawa Christmas tree is “rooted” in the history of my married life. I’ve told...

Ron Nagasawa
What's Next // Breakfast Of Champions
I have a confession to make. I have some bad habits. While I have drastically changed my eating traits over the past three years, at...

Ron Nagasawa
What's Next // The Pen Is Mightier
It must be just my house, but the women in my family, namely my wife and 16-year-old daughter, have not grasped the concept of pen...

Ron Nagasawa
What's Next // Brake Wind
A family tradition that we’ve maintained since I was a kid is that on certain holidays we will pay our respects to beloved family members...

Ron Nagasawa
What's Next // Of Good Cheer
I believe my wife and I are like most parents with kids – our lives revolve around them. We really wouldn’t have it any other...

Ron Nagasawa
What's Next // Howl-O-Ween
In the Nagasawa household, Christmas is by far our favorite holiday of the year. But if there’s a second place, I think I’d have to...

Ron Nagasawa
What's Next // I’m Getting Divorced
No, not from my beautiful wife of 25 years – I’m separating myself from my usual column in order to bring you an important message...

Ron Nagasawa
What's Next // Breaking Bad
One of the things I am most proud of is our kids and how they’ve done in school. Our 24-year-old son just started graduate school...

Ron Nagasawa
What's Next // Spooked Out
Editor’s note: Ron Nagasawa is on vacation. This column was originally published Oct. 14, 2010. As we count down to Halloween in the Nagasawa house,...

Ron Nagasawa
What's Next // Driving Me Crazy
I think fathers with daughters have two primal fears when it comes to their little girls. The first and most scary is boys, the second...

Ron Nagasawa
What's Next // Back To School
A couple of months ago, I received an email request from a faculty member at Leeward Community College who teaches an English class on autobiographical...

Ron Nagasawa
What's Next // Health Nut
I think, like most people these days, the trend is to eat healthier. As one of the young women I work with says, “Eat clean.”...

Ron Nagasawa
What's Next // Tooth Fairy
Happy 55th birthday to me. At least that’s what I thought as I approached my birthday the other week. I was trying to take getting...

Ron Nagasawa
What's Next // Round Trip
Our 24-year-old son finally was coming home for a visit. He and his girlfriend found some great rates, so they decided to surprise us around...


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