You have about 4,500 weeks to live, and seeing them all on one image is a weird experience.
Don't expect your partner to read your mind, or to bring you breakfast in bed, or to offer to wash the dishes. It's not going to happen. You can't expect anything from anyone -- you have to make your desires known.
Human beings sometimes have a troubling inability to hold two thoughts in mind at the same time -- not only when the two thoughts contradict each other but even when they simply appear to be in conflict with each other but actually aren't. And nowhere is there a greater need for us to get past this tendency than when discussing the ongoing war on drugs. It should be possible to say that, as a first step toward ending this shameful chapter in our country's history, we should continue with the movement toward the decriminalization of marijuana. And we should also be able to say that as we decriminalize, we should take every step possible to minimize the harm, since there is scientific evidence of the dangers of pot on adolescents and young adults. So as we move toward legalization, let's put the science front and center.
I realize nothing can replace a face-to-face goodbye. But I believe the digital clues I've been able to piece together give me the memories I need, and I'm grateful that I was able to witness his life -- even in death.
When mercury rises, we've got only one thing on our minds: ice cream. Dare to disagree? We didn't think so.
Last week the Land Board approved the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT). That's the final word. It's over. It's hard for me to find the words to say how important this is.
In the evenings, if they're not working on yet another proposal, they have drinks with the clients and if they go out on a date, it happens in a timed and efficient way - just like everything they do.
After watching continuous acts of police abuse and brutality from coast-to-coast, perhaps the real question is, have we reached a point where federal authorities need to step in?
On July 22, 2014, Pete Doktor joined more than 100 people in Honolulu in another demonstration to protest the violence in Gaza for reasons larger than himself and his family.
One of the hardest things we come to learn in life is how to trust our voice, the one that says what's right for you and only you.
Wai'anae Community Film Series E Ho'i i ke Ea: Hawaiian Independence for National and Global Justice will present segments from the films Hawaii A Voice For Sovereignty, The End of Poverty, and Life and Debt on July 25.
Honolulu City Council's Bill 44 includes for its foundation: "Sitting or lying down on the sidewalk is not the intended or customary use of public sidewalks." You don't need to be in Hawaii three weeks to know that's not true.
This is Dr. Shane Burgess again, dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at the University of Arizona, talking this time about how 99.9 percent of all species that ever lived on the earth are now extinct.
As I watch and listen to recent national conversations about education reform, I can't help but think about my family. My youngest sister Nikki teaches math at Pearl City High School, my wife Sami and I are products of public schools, and we send our two children to public schools.
What the world says is right, is not always what's right for you. I've come to realize this over the years in many different situations. It's a tough lesson; society is built in a way to imprint its beliefs on us.
I interviewed Dr. Shane Burgess, dean of the University of Arizona's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and asked him a series of questions I thought folks on the Big Island would find interesting and useful.