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  1. Moving houses unearths a trove of memories

    I helped my friend pack up his house because he was moving to a new condo. It was an interesting journey into the psychology of moving. He’s moving because he is divorcing. His children...

  2. Insomnia threatens marital bed

    My poor husband. I have insomnia now, ever since I quit my early morning job. My body is having a hard time adjusting to a normal routine, so often I wake as early as 3 a.m. or at night, I toss and...

  3. Confusion makes etiquette lesson backfire

    Olivia, age nine, mimics me in her speech pattern. I speak like a confident adult - or like a newscaster. In news, you end the sentence on a "down" note to imply authority. Think about it: if it ends...

  4. A seismic shift, photographically speaking

    This might be one of those more "inside baseball" posts, but after years of photographing on a (d)SLR (the digital is in brackets because I do/did shoot film SLRs back in the day), I'm going to be...

  5. Hair stylist to the stars reflects on a life in beauty trade

    “Big hair, don’t care,” could be Ryan Sales’ mantra. For as long as I’ve known him – 18 years – this fabulous Filipina hair stylist has worn his own mane of luxurious locks waist-long,...

  6. I have Mom-term memory

    Olivia came up with a phrase for my constant forgetting: "You have Mom-term memory," she teased. She's not wrong. This latest episode came after I walked from the kitchen to the computer and...

  7. Women's March Honolulu

    By the thousands, citizens of Honolulu marched along with many others across the nation in the Women's March.

  8. Ring in new year with good luck blessing

    It's a popular Island tradition that has centuries-old roots in Japan. On New Year's Eve or New Year's Day, thousands of people will gather at a Nu`uanu Shinto temple to receive a good luck...

  9. There is actually sleep at kids' slumber party

    Olivia had a little slumber party again. Those were a big part of my youth, so I want to be able to give this to her. It’s actually worked out well for everyone, because it makes her happy, and...

  10. Alzheimer’s and living in the moment

    I imagine my mother’s diseased brain like a dusty movie projector. It seems most of the time the projector is motionless while she’s passively absorbing her environment, but when spoken to, she...