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                                “At the library where books are free, how can I say no to my boys who have inherited my passion for reading?” writes Donica Kaneshiro in this week’s “She Speaks” column.

Library lets mom relent to voracious requests

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                                “At the library where books are free, how can I say no to my boys who have inherited my passion for reading?” writes Donica Kaneshiro in this week’s “She Speaks” column.

Updated on  March 26, 2017 at 7:18 pm
At the library where books are free, how can I say no to my boys who have inherited my passion for reading? Read More
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                                “There were some major wrinkles in our financial situation over the past year, and I was apprehensive about how we would fare,” writes Christie Wilson in this week’s “She Speaks” column.

Shift outlook on inevitable to stop overtaxing sanity

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                                “There were some major wrinkles in our financial situation over the past year, and I was apprehensive about how we would fare,” writes Christie Wilson in this week’s “She Speaks” column.

Updated on  March 19, 2017 at 12:07 am
There were some major wrinkles in our financial situation over the past year, and I was apprehensive about how we would fare. Read More
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                                “When we arrived on Okinawa, there was a strange familiarity, even though we were more than 4,600 miles away from home,” writes Kristen Consillio. “We could’ve easily mistaken it for another Hawaiian island, aside from the vending machines on every corner, tiny box-shaped cars and billboards in foreign script — a clear sign that we were in a faraway land.”

Awkward family visit shifts to raucous fun

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                                “When we arrived on Okinawa, there was a strange familiarity, even though we were more than 4,600 miles away from home,” writes Kristen Consillio. “We could’ve easily mistaken it for another Hawaiian island, aside from the vending machines on every corner, tiny box-shaped cars and billboards in foreign script — a clear sign that we were in a faraway land.”

Updated on  March 13, 2017 at 8:28 pm
Whatever you do, don’t embarrass me in front of my family,” my husband implored before we left on a trip to Okinawa, his birthplace, on New Year’s Day. Read More

Eating disorders lead to death for too many

Writing about eating disorders, or any mental illness, isn’t easy. They’re hard to understand and thus easy to judge, and sometimes the judgment can be cruel and damaging. Read More
Updated on  February 27, 2017 at 11:25 am
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Summer of good deeds establishes habit of helping

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Updated on  February 18, 2017 at 7:25 pm
There are lots of things families can do together to give back, from baking for neighborhood librarians to an organized Sustainable Coastlines beach cleanup and helping build a butterfly garden at Kahuku Farms. Read More
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                                Christie Wilson writes that the answer for some couples is obvious but seldom discussed: separate beds in separate rooms.

Separation a civilized solution for couples in need of sleep

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                                Christie Wilson writes that the answer for some couples is obvious but seldom discussed: separate beds in separate rooms.

Updated on  February 11, 2017 at 8:45 pm
They say couples shouldn’t go to bed angry — but they shouldn’t wake up angry either. Read More
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                                The author, left, poses for a selfie with the posterior of President Barack Obama, top right.

In hindsight, presidential selfie plan had flaws

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                                The author, left, poses for a selfie with the posterior of President Barack Obama, top right.

Updated on  February 7, 2017 at 10:16 am
Not every journalist gets a chance to cover the POTUS. So when it was time for President Barack Obama’s final Christmas vacation in Hawaii as commander-in-chief, one reporter jumped at the opportunity. Read More
 

Couple’s trip to bridal expo unveils information overload

In addition to typical offerings for flowers, food and photos, the recent Hawaii Bridal Expo at the Blaisdell Exhibition Hall featured businesses advertising drone videography, a photo booth in a bus, fireknife dancers, mail-order tuxedos and custom candy stations. Read More
 

Culture and family make New Year’s special

Family traditions become even more meaningful as the years go by — in a crazy world with so many distractions, they’re an important way to remember your roots. Read More

Long-ago letter to Santa whispers wisdom

A scrawled note is a heart-tugging reminder that Christmas and birthdays shouldn’t be the only occasions when we bestow gifts upon our children. Read More

Giving thanks for most exceptional Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving took Star-Advertiser columnist Celia Downes to Virginia and New York this year, making for a holiday to truly cherish — plus a surprise. Read More

Mom enables dependency in 20-something son

Yes, it’s true that for all my son’s life I have overseen his medical and dental welfare and written the checks to pay the bills. Am I an enabler? Read More
Updated on  November 19, 2016 at 5:00 pm

Parents’ ashes kept close to heart until ready for final resting place

My dad died 10 years ago this month. It was the day of the Kiholo Bay earthquakes — a ground shift in many regards. And just as with my mother, Tutu, who died 15 years ago and whose ashes I have yet to scatter off Waikiki, there is unfinished business with my father. Read More
Updated on  October 21, 2016 at 7:01 pm

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