We don’t publish many poems, but with the Veterans Day Parade being held in Kapaa on Saturday, and Veterans Day coming up on Nov. 11, and with this island’s commitment to honoring our veterans, the following seemed like a good reminder of those who gave much for the rest of us and a reminder that while they have done much for us, it’s our turn to do more for them.
Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard’s announcement that she would not be running for re-election caught Hawaii’s political world by surprise.
Lock? Latch? No need, I was told when first living and working on island. True, not many people locked homes or cars back then — that is, local neighborhood homes or cars (the more simple and nondescript the better), not necessarily vacation residences or rented transport.
The Aloha United Way commissioned “ALICE REPORT: A STUDY OF FINANCIAL HARDSHIP IN HAWAII” determined than in 2017, 11% of Hawaii residents were living in poverty while another 37% exist on its very edge, only one paycheck away from financial disaster.