Monthly Archives: January 2023

Action Alerts, Maui Updates, Coco Palms is still a mess.

Aloha Friends, My email is ringing off the hook 😉 Am not sure if you’re too young to remember when phones actually hung on the wall, and when the ear-mouthpiece sections were separate from the main phone? I digress. The … Continue reading

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Grand central station for Hawaiʻi legislative action alerts

Below is a ramshackle sort of list of various Hawaiʻi advocacy organizations that focus on various subject matter – all of which is important. I threw this list together today and will keep updating and refining it in the days … Continue reading

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Pulling back the curtain – Coco Palms

Who won and who lost on January 24th? On the surface, as is way too often the case – the developers won. But scratch just a tiny bit and you’ll see their victory was a hollow one. They stepped in … Continue reading

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Testimony to Kauaʻi Planning Commission – Coco Palms Hotel development Petition for Declaratory Order

Testimony to Kauaʻi Planning Commission: SUPPORT for Petition for Declaratory Order 01/24/2023 Coco Palms Hotel Development – Petition for Declaratory Order Aloha Commissioners, The testimony below represents my thoughts and viewpoint presented as an individual only and does not represent … Continue reading

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First action – then a deep-dive birthday rumination

Yes, you must take action first, then you can look deep into the thoughts of a brand-new 69-year-old (it was day 2 that shook me). See below time-sensitive action items and then my birthday rumination. 1) Regardless of which island you … Continue reading

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A Birthday Rumination – Hitting 69 – Day 2 Was A Hard One

Turning 69 years old on Thursday, January 19th was an exhilarating day for me and I thank all who helped make it so. I often tell people “I’m caught in a positive feedback loop, and you are part of it.” … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Nelson Ho in opposition to the appointment of DLNR Director Dawn Chang

Please sign this petition opposing the appointment of Dawn Chang to be the new Director of the Department of Land and Natural Resources – DLNR. Nelson Ho, a longtime Sierra Club leader, was Harry Kim’s Deputy Director of the Hawaiʻi … Continue reading

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Time Sensitive: My birthday and a few other days I hope you find important

The coming few days are big ones. Please show up if you can. Today, Tuesday the 17th marks the overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom, a coup d’état against Queen Liliʻuokalani, which took place on January 17, 1893, on the island … Continue reading

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4 things you can do now to help – Coco Palms – I Ola Wailuanui

4 things you can do now to help – I Ola Wailuanui https://www.wailuanui.org 1) Make a pledge or promise of a future contribution! This pledge is contingent upon I OLA WAILUA NUI raising the total amount of funding needed to … Continue reading

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Dancing with the devil – a Faustian dilemma and untenable reality facing every elected official.

According to the Christian bible, the love of money is the root of all evil – yet we force our politicians to dance with that very same devil every 2 or 4 years. We ask our elected leaders to regulate … Continue reading

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