The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness — Hawaii state motto. The signal motif of this column is gratitude. And even with our grey, dumpy weather lately, there is still so much for which to be grateful.
Our democracy will only benefit from increased engagement, civil debate and diverse viewpoints. Shouldn’t we do everything we can to encourage this groundswell of active citizenry, by identifying and removing barriers to participation?
Drones can be annoying. Who wants to see a drone buzzing above your head at a community event or when you’re enjoying a nice day at the beach? But those drones can also help save lives — human and our friends in the ocean.