Expecting – and handling – the unexpected

The known but often-forgotten fact of our lives — to expect the unexpected — has been underlined today once again as I turned on my computer to write this column. There had been a number of automatic Microsoft downloads that needed to be configured, and configured, and configured …

Hawaiian language was never suppressed, banned

Anrticle published in TGI Sunday (Oct 28) says “[Hawaiian] language had been suppressed for decades, with an 1896 law that banned education through Hawaiian widely seen as a pivotal part of the language’sdecline.”

We need a strong mayor

Pre-election time. It is really interesting to watch the debates of the candidates in the current phase of campaigning, but it is also interesting to read the reports about such debates like the one published in The Garden Island (Sept. 21) and in later issues as well.