Institute has not taken a stance
The guest commentary “Hawaii doesn’t need con con given political climate” (Oct. 2) recently published in The Garden Island erroneously stated that the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii “is pushing for a ConCon (Constitutional Convention).”
The Grassroot Institute has not taken a position on the proposed Constitutional Convention, slated to go before Hawaii voters Nov. 6.
Josh Mason, Director of communications, Grassroot Institute
Safety must come first
Mahalo to those who are responsible for the installation of the solar-powered pedestrian crossing lights in Waimea. For recognizing the need to keep our keiki, students and kupuna safe, we are thankful.
Our daily walks to the post office, parks, library and, at times, just to explore our community, no doubt have become safer.
Wai Mata, Kauai SSV Program Manager, Adult and Youth Home and Community Based Services, Easter Seals Hawaii
Pizzetta review missed key ingredient
Great article! (TGIF, Sept. 14) on Pizzetta Italian Kitchen in Koloa.
My wife and I live near Corpus Christi, Texas, and travel to Kauai almost every year. While mostly staying in Princeville or Kapaa, we always take time to eat at Pizzetta in Koloa. You failed to mention one very important thing, however. They have a great selection of very cold beer. A must for top-notch pizza. Nothing better than an ice cold Kona Big Wave and a piping hot Pizzetta pizza.
Bob and Janet Lacy, Portland, Texas
Education and what it is
There are about 65,000 people on Kauai at any given time and add few thousand more for tourists. Why do we need education? The problem with the setup now is the claim that an uneducated person will be doomed to a life of Walmart. So get used to it, and make a living doing your blue-collar work. Rough life financially. Got to pay off bills, too.
There is other labor work that is satisfying. Construction, industrial, retail, tourism, airline industry, any job that makes a person happier, this is possible to obtain in Hawaii.
The problem with blue-collar work is it is very physically demanding. Long hours. Sustained hardships on the body brings on physical deterioration quicker and chances of health problems increase.
This is America. And in America, I don’t see any problems living out your dreams. Movies that influence us every day inspire us to achieve higher goals. Such movies as “Rocky,” “Gung Ho” and “Top Gun” all inspire us in ways that stimulate the inner spirit to higher happiness and achievements.
In summary, each student coming out of the system can fulfill his or her dreams also. Thanks to America, a life of happiness stems from the choices made every day, even if it means a meat-packing company job or a job at Walmart at nights in Lihue. This is your life, so celebrate it every day and you’ll be a happy person a long time.
Dean Sabado, Honolulu