Rest In Peace Colt Brennan

Rest in peace Colt Brennan. Like many others, I am shocked and saddened to hear the news of your passing. You gave us some of the most exciting moments in UH football and Hawaii sports history. We all remember your heroics on the football field and off the field when you played for the University of Hawaii. We remember your love for Hawaii. And later we came to know and understand that you were as flawed an individual, as you were talented as a football player. Today I felt compelled to look through an old book about the “perfect season.” …

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Roll Out of COVID Vaccines in Hawaii

I got vaccinated sticker for COVID

In January, the State Department of Health issued a press release announcing its plan to roll out the COVID vaccine to the Hawaii public. The plan is to make the vaccine available in two major phases. The first phase has various groups of people deemed as the first priority. This phase includes healthcare workers, frontline workers, adults 75 years or older, or adults 65-74 / 16-64 who are at high risk. Phase two will cover the rest of the population and is projected to begin in early summer. I qualify as an essential worker under phase 1b. So I made …

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Love’s Bakery Closing in Hawaii

Loaves of Love's Bakery Bread

Many Hawaii businesses have fallen victim to the economic hardship that the pandemic has brought. The news that Love’s Bakery is closing in Hawaii is the most recent. Of all the local brands, this one hurts the most. As kids we grew up on their bread. As adults, we always assumed our own children would enjoy their products too. Looking ahead at the remaining brands that we will have to choose from, none of them are what we’d consider a close second. We will have to open ourselves to tasting some unfamiliar products. It will be an adjustment. However, our …

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Democracy Is Fragile

U.S. Capitol

Joe Biden has been sworn in as the 46th President of the United States. Fourteen days prior to Inauguration Day, the U.S. Capitol was attacked by those who oppose the outcome of our election. Our government was founded on the idea of the peaceful transfer of power. This is another reminder to all that democracy is so fragile. The breaking news reports everywhere in the middle of January 6 were surreal to see. I still can’t believe it happened. We are all a witness to these dark times in our country’s history. The dust has settled from that day. Democracy …

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Renew Your Vehicle Registration at DMV Now Kiosks

DMV Now Kiosks Renew Your Vehicle Registration at DMV Now Kiosks

Adults in our country endure going to the DMV and waiting in line for hours, to do mundane tasks like renewing car registrations. If you’re pressed for time to renew your car’s registration before the current one ends, you had better do it online or mail in your renewal with enough time for the tags to be mailed back to you. Otherwise, you’ll risk having to drive around with expired tags, till you can get the new ones. The worst case scenario is that you’ll have to go to satellite city hall or the DMV, and be stuck with the …

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The Most Important Election of Our Lifetime

Hawaii mail-in ballot return envelope

It’s election day and the country sits on pins and needles. 2020 is easily the most important election of our lifetime. The experts are all saying that a winner may or may not be declared tonight if the race is close. So far as I write this, it’s still close. Over the last few weeks, the race for the presidency between Donald Trump and Joe Biden really heated up. Both parties blitzed multiple key battleground states till the very end. To say this election has a lot riding on it is an understatement. Early voting and mail-in ballots, from places …

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How UV-C Light Can Protect Your Family from Germs

HomeSoap and PhoneSoap with smartphone iPad remote controls keys cards mask and earbuds

During a pandemic, you can never have enough weapons to defend your health. We rely on masks, face shields, soap & water, hand sanitizers, and disinfectant wipes to stay safe. Today we discuss how UV-C light can protect your family from germs. Devices that use UV-C light have become increasingly popular this year, leading to an explosion in demand. PhoneSoap was one of the first of its kind for cleaning cellphones. It emerged several years ago. I’ve owned a PhoneSoap to clean my iPhone (and other small items) since the start of the pandemic. I liked the convenience of zapping my …

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Legacy of Peace Aerial Parade

The TBF Avenger was one of several WWII war planes flying over in the Legacy of Peace Aerial Parade on the island of Oahu

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. The Legacy of Peace aerial parade heralds the main ceremony to take place on September 2nd, on board the USS Missouri at Pearl Harbor. The Japanese military surrendered the war on the deck of the USS Missouri, on September 2, 1945. Originally there were plans to commemorate the occasion with a film presentation, a three day aerial parade, and a bigger ceremony at Pearl Harbor. Due to COVID-19 the plans had to be greatly modified. Family Friendly Aerial Parades The Legacy of Peace aerial parade schedule includes …

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How to Make Easy French Toast

French toast mixture and slices of bread

Here’s an easy breakfast recipe for anyone craving French toast. It’s so easy, even someone like me, with limited cooking skills, can be a breakfast hero. It will take about 10 minutes to prepare from start to finish. Make sure you have the following ingredients on hand. The measurements listed here are for 8 servings, so adjust as needed. Ingredients 2 eggs2 teaspoon of vanilla extract1 teaspoon of cinnamon1/2 cup of milk8 slices of bread Cooking Instructions 1) Beat the eggs, milk, cinnamon, and vanilla together in a bowl. 2) Dip the bread in the mixture and make sure to …

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SpaceX Inspires New Hope for the Future

Space X inspires new hope with Falcon 9 Rocket and Crew Dragon Demo2

Its been a year full of tumultuous events so far in 2020, and only six months have passed. Elon Musk, a real-life Tony Stark, offers the world a break from the chaos. SpaceX inspires new hope for the future, with its first successful manned-launch. My family and I, like millions of others, were very excited to witness the dawn of a new era…commercial passenger spaceflight. This event was dubbed “Launch America,” and it was history in the making. As we watched the final preparations leading up to the countdown, I recalled the very first space shuttle launch. I also remembered …

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