Mindy Pennybacker, Author at Honolulu Star-Advertiser
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Proper sharing of waves can be tricky proposition


Updated on  September 17, 2017 at 3:56 pm
Summer officially ends this week, and the passing of the season brings a classic opportunity to reflect on the passing of life. Read More

‘Ab-ex’ exhibit offers juxtaposition of East, West


Updated on  August 31, 2017 at 4:27 pm
When it comes to experiencing paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures, face time counts. Read More

5 Things We Love: Shop Pacifca at Bishop Museum


Updated on  August 22, 2017 at 12:49 am
A shortlist of newly discovered stuff you have got to see from the newly renovated Shop Pacifica at Bishop Museum. Read More

Author links Kamehameha to murder in Hawaii’s dynastic wars


Updated on  August 20, 2017 at 6:02 pm
Wrapped in mystery and the mists of time, it’s a place where the ancient gods were summoned to witness a terrible deed — the dark silhouette of Puukohola heiau, its stone walls massed along a hilltop, dominates Kawaihae Bay on Hawaii island. Read More

Runaway seal provides reminder of inseparable kinship


Updated on  August 14, 2017 at 12:41 am
Within weeks, mom Rocky was teaching Kaimana to swim and simply be at home in the ocean. Read More

Amid all-too-brief rides, joy exists in waves unridden


Updated on  August 6, 2017 at 3:32 pm
Everybody’s been talking, in the Suis lineup, about what a disappointing summer it’s been, thus far, on the South Shore of Oahu. Read More

Sans Souci a tradition with local moms


Updated on  July 30, 2017 at 3:00 pm
My mom and her best friend from high school, Auntie Pauline Kealoha, claimed the golden sands of Kaimana Beach as their own once their kids had graduated high school. Read More

World War II, in 3 takes


Updated on  July 30, 2017 at 5:12 pm
Three new books, each with a Hawaii connection, that bring WWII up close and personal. Read More

Johnson brings back ‘greener’ vibe to Waikiki Shell concerts


Updated on  July 29, 2017 at 8:13 pm
When Jack Johnson speaks about “greening” the concerts on his current tour, his voice brightens, the way it does when he sings about his wife. Read More

New day, great wave help ease sting of discourtesy


Updated on  July 23, 2017 at 3:21 pm
The last time I hazarded a Sunday sesh, there was this guy waiting on the outside for the left-breaking waves while I chased the inside rights. Things didn’t go well. Read More

Surf4HUGS empowers kids coping with illness


Updated on  July 16, 2017 at 3:59 pm
For the 14th year, Surf4HUGS will take sick children and interested siblings out on surfboards and launch them in the waves at Baby Queens in Waikiki. Read More

Women shred stereotypes at Surf Film Fest


Updated on  July 3, 2017 at 5:21 pm
Whether you’re a crowd-fearing summer grumpster like me or not, a perfect place to chill is the air-conditioned Doris Duke Theatre, where the 10th annual Surf Film Festival is playing for a month. Read More

Young surfers catch mindfulness along with waves


Updated on  June 25, 2017 at 9:48 am
The first summer swells are rolling in and, as usual, mind-boggling crowds are swooping into the Suis lineup, jockeying for position. This year, however, something’s changed. Read More

Study finds nonprofit arts, culture stoke economy


Updated on  June 24, 2017 at 7:38 pm
Although not traditionally viewed as a big moneymaker, the nonprofit arts and culture industry substantially benefits society’s bottom line, according to a five-year economic impact study by a national arts advocacy group. Read More

Fine design unites Hawaii book award winners


Updated on  June 26, 2017 at 2:32 pm
The enduring appeal of printed books — those distinct objects you can read anytime, even during takeoff and landing and without having to charge them — shone at the 2017 Ka Palapala Po‘okela book awards. Read More

Champion surfer’s dad writes book on achieving excellence


Updated on  June 18, 2017 at 12:13 pm
In his brief but illuminating memoir, Chris Moore, a Honolulu-born surfer and competitive swimmer, examines his parenting successes and mistakes with refreshing candor and humor. Read More

Island Lookbook with Julie McGee

Julie McGee was 10 years old when her family moved to Hawaii from Louisiana, but her hint of a Southern accent and street-smart French style channel New Orleans, where she was born. Read More

Summer swells bring Oahu surfers together


Updated on  June 13, 2017 at 10:36 am
Summer brings with it the smells of sunblock and limu, the taste of sea salt and kalbi, the cannon of a big swell, the tradewinds, warm water and the illusion of endless time. Read More

Battle scars come with surfing lifestyle


Updated on  June 4, 2017 at 11:49 am
It was one of the first spring swells on Oahu’s south shore and I got careless, pitching over with my board following and nailing me in the ear. Read More

‘Deep Water’ author gives voice to guys in over their heads


Updated on  May 27, 2017 at 6:11 pm
For a time, the Coronado Company laundered money through Hawaii when dealing with drug suppliers in Thailand. Read More