Admitting addiction to ink and paper, hands-on print processes

  • Dawn Fraser Kawahara / Special to The Garden Island

    The Green Flash author is still trying to track down the printing press used to produce the first few editions of The Garden Island over a century ago.

It’s been a week since a poet friend of mine stated matter-of-factly that it will not be long until newspapers — paper editions, that is — will be a thing of the past. Like the Pony Express, I thought. As much as your “Green Flash” writer likes to “Save a Tree” by recycling paper in multiple ways, this hit me hard. I’d already mourned the fact that “we” gave up using our actual news press at The Garden Island plant some years back.