Tag Archives: Honolulu

Are Their Needs Being Met?

On each of my trips to Hawaii I have noticed the homeless.  On some areas of beach there are enough tents to qualify as a colony complete with keiki running around playing!  Countless times I have wondered about the life … Continue reading

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Our Departed Are Still in Relationship

Each year my brother Dan records and sends me videos of the annual Merrie Monarch Hula Festival in Hilo.  When those tapes arrive I pull the phone jack out of the wall, pour a double bourbon and immerse myself in … Continue reading

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Numb, Number and Dead!

One morning I left the Ilikai Hotel where I was staying and walked up Ala Moana Boulevard towards Dan’s apartment.  Approaching a closed restaurant my walk came to a halt at the sight of a man passed out on the … Continue reading

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The Generosity of Happiness

On my first trip to Hawaii in 2004 was two weeks long which enabled us to be there for the fourth of July.  Dan had told us about the fabulous fireworks show that would occur on the Fourth, so toward … Continue reading

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Where Happiness Resides

The pursuit of happiness is equally fascinating and frustrating!  I can remember a number of different fads from when I was growing up: Duncan yoyo’s, hula hoops, sharkskin pants, boatneck sweaters… all things that everyone just had to have when … Continue reading

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Little Things

Once while passing through Kapiʻolani Park I stopped to observe the ways in which the homeless were making the park their home.  Some were sleeping on tables, some against trees, some just stretched out in the open on the grass.  … Continue reading

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Tents Taking Lives

On all five of my trips to Hawaiʻi the homeless have been part of the “sights”.  Unlike up North on the Mainland, Hawaiʻi’s climate makes it feasible for people to live on beaches year-round.  As a result they invest in … Continue reading

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