Too many tourists – a blessing or a curse?

During the past two months we could read reports and even editorials about the high revenues resulting from the increased visitor counts on our island. The predictions call even for more visitors this year and the next. While the visitors spend their money for the benefit of our island we will have some consequences too.

Cost-U-Less, more than a store …

When I walked into Cost-U-Less on Feb. 7, one of my favorite neighborhood stores, I was greeted with the normal smiles and “Hello, Kimo, howzit?” “Great, how ‘bout you?”

On Darwin, carrying capacity and Kauai

I was reading a biography of Charles Darwin when a colleague rang me up and interestingly used the phrase, “carrying capacity.” The term made me think of what I was reading and where I am living.

It’s risky business to mix bicycles, vehicles

I’m not sure who all is involved in this stunt (Bikes on Rice Tuesday) but perhaps it would be wise to apply a bit a common sense, a lot of wisdom, and some experience to this insanity about bicycles.

‘Dog days’ arrive with Chinese New Year

What do Winston Churchill, Mother (Saint) Teresa and Elvis Presley have in common? They were all, it turns out, born in a Chinese Year of the Dog, which will run from Chinese New Year on Feb. 16, 2018, to Feb. 4, 2019.

Beware of a con artist operating on Kauai

Hoaxes, scams and deception are all too common in this world, even on Kauai. You may have heard the saying, “You can’t cheat an honest man.” Like many sayings, though, this is also untrue. Every day, honest people, unknowingly at first, are victims of fraud.